Abstract

We present a case of a previously plan-driven software development company going agile and requiring a balance between the two methods in its transition. As a result of our theoretical research, we provide a balanced project management process that has the agility of Scrum with the additional practices addressing the organizational context from plan-driven methods.

Keywords

Agile Scrum plan-driven methods project management CMMI ISO/IEC 15504 PMBoK 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marion Lepmets
    • 1
  • Margus Nael
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Cybernetics at Tallinn University of Technology 
  2. 2.Department of Computer EngineeringTallinn University of Technology 

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