A reference model for simulating agile processes

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Agile development processes are popular when attempting to respond to changing requirements in a controlled manner; however, selecting an ill-suited process may increase project costs and risk. Before adopting a seemingly promising agile approach, we desire to evaluate the approach's applicability in the context of the specific product, organization, and staff. Simulation provides a means to do this. However, in order to simulate agile processes we require both the ability to model individual behavior as well as the decoupling of the process and product. To our knowledge, no existing simulator nor underlying simulation model provide a means to do this. To address this gap, we introduce a process simulation reference model that provides the constructs and relationships for capturing the interactions among the individuals, product, process, and project in a holistic fashion - a necessary first step towards an agile-process evaluation environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 International Conference on Software and Systems Process, ICSSP 2015 - Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781450333467
StatePublished - Aug 24 2015
EventInternational Conference on Software and Systems Process, ICSSP 2015 - Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: Aug 24 2015Aug 26 2015

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


OtherInternational Conference on Software and Systems Process, ICSSP 2015


  • Agent-based simulation
  • Agile
  • Process evaluation
  • Process modeling
  • Reference model

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