Understanding sprint velocity fluctuations for improved project plans with Scrum: a case study

Albero, Filipe and Calvo-Manzano Villalón, José Antonio and Caballero, Edgar and Arcilla, Magdalena (2014). Understanding sprint velocity fluctuations for improved project plans with Scrum: a case study. "Journal of Software: Evolution and Process", v. 26 (n. 9); pp. 776-783. ISSN 2047-7473. https://doi.org/10.1002/smr.1661.

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Title: Understanding sprint velocity fluctuations for improved project plans with Scrum: a case study
Author/s:
  • Albero, Filipe
  • Calvo-Manzano Villalón, José Antonio
  • Caballero, Edgar
  • Arcilla, Magdalena
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: Journal of Software: Evolution and Process
Date: September 2014
ISSN: 2047-7473
Volume: 26
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Scrum; Sprint velocity; Agile planning; Agile methodologies
Faculty: E.T.S. de Ingenieros Informáticos (UPM)
Department: Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos e Ingeniería del Software
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

Starting from the documentation of high sprint velocity fluctuations in a Scrum project, this paper presents a thorough approach to identify the sources of issues arising in the context of Scrum implementation. Given that Scrum provides guidance on identifying process issues but not their root causes, various approaches are explored. This is of great relevance because Scrum defines project schedules relying heavily on sprint velocity and because it is the most widely used agile methodology. The findings provide a new approach to evaluate such fluctuations and establish a more realistic project assessment than what is currently defined by Scrum. In this respect, this paper contributes to improve the understanding of the software development process using this agile framework.

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Item ID: 38304
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/38304/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:38304
DOI: 10.1002/smr.1661
Official URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/smr.1661/abstract
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 11 Nov 2015 12:16
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2017 11:59
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