Barriers to using Agile Software Development Practices within the Medical Device Industry

Mc Hugh, Martin and McCaffery, Fergal and Casey, Valentine (2012) Barriers to using Agile Software Development Practices within the Medical Device Industry. In: European Systems and Software Process Improvement and Innovation Conference, EuroSPI 2012. , Vienna, Austria.

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Non-safety critical software developers have been reaping the benefits of adopting agile practices for a number of years. However, developers of safety critical software often have concerns about adopting Agile practices. Through a literature review this research identified the perceived barriers to ollowing agile practices when developing medical device software. A questionnaire based survey was also conducted with medical device software developers in Ireland to determine what the actual barriers are to adopting agile practices. In addition a comparison is performed between the perceived and actual barriers and the results are reported.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agile, Methods; Scrum; Medical Device; V-Model; Waterfall; Traditional Models; Plan Driven; XP; Mission Critical Software; Medical Device Software
Subjects: Computer Science
Research Centres: Regulated Software Research Centre
Depositing User: Concepta Woods
Date Deposited: 23 Aug 2012 12:11
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2014 16:10

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