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Annals of Computer Science and Information Systems, Volume 15

Proceedings of the 2018 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems

Agile to Lean Software Development Transformation: a Systematic Literature Review


DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15439/2018F53

Citation: Proceedings of the 2018 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems, M. Ganzha, L. Maciaszek, M. Paprzycki (eds). ACSIS, Vol. 15, pages 969973 ()

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Abstract. Context: Lean development has been often proposed as an adaptation to agile for scaling-up to larger contexts. Goals: we wanted to better understand the``agile-to-lean'' transformation, in terms of: i) reported benefits, ii) challenges faced, iii) metrics used. Method: we performed a Systematic Literature Review (SLR) about``agile-to-lean'' transformations. Results: reduced lead time, improved flow, continuous improvement, and improved defect fix rate were the main reported benefits. Adaptation to lean thinking, teaching the lean mindset, identification of the concept of waste, and scaling flexibility were the main challenges. Lead time was the most reported metric.


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