Tue 18 - Wed 19 May 2021
co-located with ICSE 2021
Wed 19 May 2021 09:26 - 09:39 at ICSSP/ICGSE Room - 3B: Agile Development Practices Chair(s): Nils Brede Moe

Video games have become the most dominant and successful entertainment industry worldwide; however, many video game development (VGD) projects and studios struggle to succeed. At present, there are no commonly accepted VGD best practices or frameworks that can bring together the complex and competing needs of software engineering and creative production. Although studios are reportedly using agile frameworks, the actual extent of application and effectiveness of agile in the VGD context is unclear. Therefore, the aim of this study is to empirically determine how and why agile frameworks are applied in VGD. Interviews were conducted with eight New Zealand VGD studios. It was found that Scrum and Kanban are often adapted from their conventional use to meet the needs of different pipelines and delivery milestones within the phases of VGD. However, inexperience with agile practices often leads to misunderstanding and miss-implementing them in ways that seem to contribute to commonly experienced collaboration challenges.

Wed 19 May

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09:00 - 09:52
Do Scaling Agile Frameworks Address Global Software Development Risks? An Empirical Study
A: Sarah Beecham Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre and University of Limerick, A: Tony Clear Auckland University of Technology, A: Ramesh Lal , A: John Noll University of Hertfordshire
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Empower Your Agile Organization: Community-based Decision Making in Large-Scale Agile Development at Ericsson
A: Maria Paasivaara LUT University, Finland & IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark & Aalto University, Finland, A: Casper Lassenius Aalto University, Finland and Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering, Norway
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Is Agile Not Agile Enough? A Study on How Agile is Applied and Misapplied in the Video Game Development Industry
Research Papers
Tim McKenzie University of Canterbury, Miguel Ehécatl Morales Trujillo University of Canterbury, Stephan Lukosch University of Canterbury, Simon Hoermann University of Canterbury
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Doctoral symposium paper
Supporting Agile Transformation: A Proposal for a Scientifically Founded Agile Assessment Model
Doctoral Track
A: Doruk Tuncel Siemens AG
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Wed 19 May 2021 09:00 - 09:52 at ICSSP/ICGSE Room - 3B: Agile Development Practices Chair(s): Nils Brede Moe
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