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Adoption of agile methods in automotive software development

Berger, Kenaan (2020) Adoption of agile methods in automotive software development.

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Abstract:The automotive industry is currently experiencing rapid changes in the external environment. Trends like electro mobility, connected cars, and autonomous driving may have a disruptive impact on a rather static competitive environment. Based on these developments, increasingly changing market demands, for example, the demand for more frequent delivery of innovative product functionalities or safety-related updates, have created a need for shorter software release cycles and more adaptability. However, traditional automotive software development approaches have been found to be inefficient and constrain the release of software in short iterations. Agile software development methods provide a solution for automotive manufacturers to reduce the software release cycle time. Nevertheless, the automotive domain is characterized as a strictly regulated environment, which limits the usage of agile software development methods. This study explores how automotive manufacturers can adopt agile software development methods, under consideration of barriers that have to be overcome. A literature review was conducted, and qualitative data were collected through expert interviews with employees of a German automotive manufacturer, to explore how scholars and practitioners deal with challenges and solutions approaches for the adoption of agile methods in automotive software development
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:54 computer science
Programme:International Business Administration BSc (50952)
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