Growing into Agility: Process Implementation Paths for Scrum

  • Kevin Vlaanderen
  • Peter van Stijn
  • Sjaak Brinkkemper
  • Inge van de Weerd
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7343)


Background: Many organizations struggle with the implementation of agile methods. Such methods pose considerable challenges related to organizational demand and process configuration. Goal: In this paper, we analyze the introduction of Scrum in the development organization in order to determine distinct approaches to its implementation. Approach: We compare the Scrum introduction paths of four case companies. Results: This results in a discussion of implementation paths ranging from gradual to disruptive introduction of Scrum. Contribution: The description of these paths provides insight into process improvements. We demonstrate how a structured description of process improvements can improve understanding of process improvement paths.


software process improvement Scrum product software incremental process implementation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kevin Vlaanderen
    • 1
  • Peter van Stijn
    • 1
  • Sjaak Brinkkemper
    • 1
  • Inge van de Weerd
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Information and Computing SciencesUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Faculty of Economics and Business AdministrationVrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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