Pragmatic Team Compositions in Scrum-Based Development Projects

Nis Ovesen

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Agile Development techniques have become the industry standard in Software Development in the pursuit for better performance. The popularity of these techniques and methods has caused them to slowly spread to other domains. Thus, the aim of this paper is to identify how some of these Agile Development techniques influence the team organisation, when implemented in the development environments of traditional product development companies.
A case study of seven companies has been carried out in order to identify and analyse the challenges of composing teams in development environments where the agile process framework called Scrum is implemented.
The case study has resulted in the identification of five specific challenges in regard to team composition when implementing Scrum in integrated development environments. The challenges are analysed and discussed and the team organisation of the respective companies are furthermore presented.
Translated title of the contributionPragmatisk team-sammensætning i Scrum-baserede udviklingsprojekter
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 15) : DESIGN ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT
EditorsChristian Weber, Stephan Husung, Marco Cantamessa, Gaetano Cascini, Dorian Marjanovic, Francesca Montagna
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationGlasgow, Scotland
PublisherDesign Society
Publication dateJul 2015
ISBN (Print)978-1-904670-66-7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2015
EventThe 20th International Conference on Engineering Design: Design for Life - Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
Duration: 27 Jul 201530 Jul 2015


ConferenceThe 20th International Conference on Engineering Design
LocationPolitecnico di Milano
SeriesProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13)


  • Integrated product development
  • Organisation of product development
  • Agile Development
  • Scrum


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