Orchestrating Functional Change Decisions in Scrum Process using COSMIC FSM Method

Asma Sellami, Mariem Haoues, Nour Borchani, Nadia Bouassida

Abstract

Because user requirements change frequently during the software life-cycle, project managers looked at flexible methods that manage changes as more information take place. Today, agile methods such as Scrum are increasingly used in software organizations to avoid the danger of “scope creep” and project delays. Although the scrum method is gaining popularity, a change request is still poorly evaluated within an ongoing sprint. Moreover, there is a lack of a structured change evaluation approach that helps in making an appropriate decision after a Functional Change (FC) request. The main objective of this paper is to propose a decision support tool that assists the decision-makers to decide whether to accept, deny or defer a given FC request. For this purpose, we use the COSMIC Functional Size Measurement (FSM) method to evaluate a FC request. We distinguish between a FC affecting an ongoing sprint and a FC affecting an implemented sprint. Based mainly on the functional size of the proposed FC and the development progress, we provide recommendations to the decision-makers.

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Sellami A., Haoues M., Borchani N. and Bouassida N. (2018). Orchestrating Functional Change Decisions in Scrum Process using COSMIC FSM Method.In Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT, ISBN 978-989-758-320-9, pages 482-493. DOI: 10.5220/0006853804820493


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icsoft18,
author={Asma Sellami and Mariem Haoues and Nour Borchani and Nadia Bouassida},
title={Orchestrating Functional Change Decisions in Scrum Process using COSMIC FSM Method},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT,},
year={2018},
pages={482-493},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006853804820493},
isbn={978-989-758-320-9},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Software Technologies - Volume 1: ICSOFT,
TI - Orchestrating Functional Change Decisions in Scrum Process using COSMIC FSM Method
SN - 978-989-758-320-9
AU - Sellami A.
AU - Haoues M.
AU - Borchani N.
AU - Bouassida N.
PY - 2018
SP - 482
EP - 493
DO - 10.5220/0006853804820493