Safety-Critical Systems and Agile Development: a Mapping Study

Kasauli, R., Knauss, E., Kanagwa, B., Nilsson, A. and Calikli, G. (2018) Safety-Critical Systems and Agile Development: a Mapping Study. In: 2018 44th Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA), Prague, Czech Republic, 29-31 Aug 2018, pp. 470-477. ISBN 9781538673836 (doi: 10.1109/SEAA.2018.00082)

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In the last decades, agile methods had a huge impact on how software is developed. In many cases, this has led to significant benefits, such as quality and speed of software deliveries to customers. However, safety-critical systems have widely been dismissed from benefiting from agile methods. Products that include safety critical aspects are therefore faced with a situation in which the development of safety-critical parts can significantly limit the potential speed-up through agile methods, for the full product, but also in the non-safety critical parts. For such products, the ability to develop safety-critical software in an agile way will generate a competitive advantage. In order to enable future research in this important area, we present in this paper a mapping of the current state of practice based on a mixed method approach. Starting from a workshop with experts from six large Swedish product development companies we develop a lens for our analysis. We then present a systematic mapping study on safety-critical systems and agile development through this lens in order to map potential benefits, challenges, and solution candidates for guiding future research.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Calikli, Dr Handan Gul
Authors: Kasauli, R., Knauss, E., Kanagwa, B., Nilsson, A., and Calikli, G.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Computing Science
Published Online:22 October 2018

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