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Software Process Initiative
Experiences with software technology development projects at ABB Inc.
indicated a need for additional flexibility and speed during explorations
of applying new technologies to future products. A case study was conducted
at ABB to compare and contrast the use of an evolutionary-agile approach
with a more traditional incremental approach in two different technology
development projects. The study indicated benefits associated with the
evolutionary approach with agile practices, such as streamlined documentation,
increased customer involvement, enhanced customer satisfaction,
increased capability to include emergent requirements, and increased risk
management ability. This paper suggests that using agile practices during
the Research and Development (R&D) phase of new product development contributes
to improving productivity, to increasing value-added activities,
to showing progress early in the development project,
and to enhancing customer satisfaction.
Another observation derived from this study is that by offering a carefully
selected subset of agile practices, ABB R&D groups are more likely to
successfully incorporate them into their existing processes.