Patterns for Distributed Scrum — A Case Study

  • A. Välimäki
  • J. Kääriäinen


System products need to be developed faster in a global development environment. More efficient project management becomes more important to meet strict time-to-market and quality constraints. The goal of this research is to study and find the best practices to distributed Scrum, which is an agile project management method. The paper describes the process of mining distributed Scrum organizational patterns. The experiences and improvement ideas of distributed Scrum have been collected from a global company operating in the automation industry. The results present issues that were found important when managing agile projects in a distributed environment. The results are further generalized in the form of an organizational pattern which makes it easier for other companies to reflect on and to apply the results to their own cases.


Industrial case studies and demonstrators of interoperability Interoperability best practice and success stories Tools for interoperability The human factor in interoperability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Välimäki
    • 1
  • J. Kääriäinen
    • 2
  1. 1.Metso Automation IncTampereFinland
  2. 2.Technical Research Centre of FinlandVTTOuluFinland

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