Tailoring Agile Methods

Tailoring Agile Methods

Agile development methods are growing in popularity with a recent survey reporting that more than 80% of organizations now following an agile approach. Agile methods were seen initially as best suited to small, co-located teams developing non-critical systems. The first two constraining characteristics (small and co-located teams) have been addressed as research has emerged describing successful agile adoption involving large teams and distributed contexts. However, the applicability of agile methods for developing safety-critical systems in regulated environments has not yet been demonstrated unequivocally, and very little rigorous research exists in this area.


We study how companies develop complex software systems.

Research Laboratory

School of Computer Science and Information Technology
University College Cork
Cork, Ireland