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Towards Agile Scalability Engineering

Towards Agile Scalability Engineering

Category
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
Abstract
Scalability engineering is currently not well integrated into agile development techniques. This paper extends agile development techniques so that scalability can be handled in an incremental and iterative development process. By scalability we mean the ability of a system to handle increasing workload. We propose the ScrumScale Method which includes scalability engineering in Scrum. This extension should also be applicable to other agile techniques. For scalability testing, we indicate how quality thresholds should be scaled up or down according to the degree of completeness of the product, test hardware, test software, test data and test workload. Using action research, we have conducted three pilots in three Norwegian software organizations. These three pilots have different architectures and operate in different markets yet have in common scalability challenges
Client
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 256669
Language
English
Author(s)
Affiliation
  • SINTEF Digital / Software Engineering, Safety and Security
  • Evry Consulting
Year
Publisher
Springer
Book
Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming, 19th International Conference, XP 2018, Proceedings
Issue
314
ISBN
978-3-319-91601-9
Page(s)
248 - 255