What Is Agile Software Development: A Short Introduction

  • Geir Kjetil Hanssen
  • Tor Stålhane
  • Thor Myklebust


What This Chapter Is About
  • We explain the central concepts of agile development as they are used in Scrum.

  • We show the high-level, generic Scrum process diagram.

  • We introduce some relevant agile concepts.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Geir Kjetil Hanssen
    • 1
  • Tor Stålhane
    • 2
  • Thor Myklebust
    • 1
  1. 1.Software Engineering, Safety and SecuritySINTEF DigitalTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.NTNUTrondheimNorway

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