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Publication type: Contribution to magazine or newspaper
Title: Agile software development and service science
Authors: Meier, Andreas
Ivarsson, Jenny C.
DOI: 10.21256/zhaw-3867
Published in: GSTF Journal on Computing
Volume(Issue): 3
Issue: 3
Page(s): 103
Pages to: 107
Issue Date: 28-Feb-2014
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Global Science and Technology Forum
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Singapore
ISSN: 2010-2283
Language: English
Subjects: Agile software development; Service science; Scientific expert; Scrum
Subject (DDC): 005: Computer programming, programs and data
Abstract: This paper shows the necessary steps, which should be taken in order to get the most out of agile software development in interdisciplinary settings involving scientific experts. If applied properly, Agile delivers increased productivity, higher quality and, last but not least, higher customer satisfaction. The task of developing high quality software is already difficult. Developing software for a new IT-enabled service in an interdisciplinary team however, is even more challenging. In interdisciplinary projects scientific experts from different fields need to work together with computer scientists, developers, testers, business analysts and domain experts. Software engineering is very time-consuming and scientific experts who have never been involved in a software project, often find it hard to understand why progress sometimes seems so slow. Therefore, it is important that they understand what it takes to write high- quality code, i.e. code that is clean, tested, documented and extendable at the right points. The best way to achieve this goal is to expand the software team, make the scientific experts an integral part of it and thus profit from their know-how.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Computer Science (InIT)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: Pegasus
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Meier, A., & Ivarsson, J. C. (2014). Agile software development and service science. GSTF Journal on Computing, 3(3), 103–107.
Meier, A. and Ivarsson, J.C. (2014) ‘Agile software development and service science’, GSTF Journal on Computing, 3(3), pp. 103–107. Available at:
A. Meier and J. C. Ivarsson, “Agile software development and service science,” GSTF Journal on Computing, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 103–107, Feb. 2014, doi: 10.21256/zhaw-3867.
MEIER, Andreas und Jenny C. IVARSSON, 2014. Agile software development and service science. GSTF Journal on Computing. 28 Februar 2014. Bd. 3, Nr. 3, S. 103–107. DOI 10.21256/zhaw-3867
Meier, Andreas, and Jenny C. Ivarsson. 2014. “Agile Software Development and Service Science.” GSTF Journal on Computing 3 (3): 103–7.
Meier, Andreas, and Jenny C. Ivarsson. “Agile Software Development and Service Science.” GSTF Journal on Computing, vol. 3, no. 3, Feb. 2014, pp. 103–7,

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