Agile practices adoption in CMMI organizations: A systematic literature review

Marco Palomino, Abraham Dávila, Karin Melendez, Marcelo Pessoa

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In the recent years, the adoption of agile frameworks and methodologies in Software Development Organizations (SDO) has grown up considerably. Unfortunately, there are scenarios where agile practices can’t cover alone all the needs; for instance, software projects with a large level of required formal documentation or large, complex software projects; similarly, this kind of situations happen frequently in a context of CMMI organizations. The aim of this study is identify and analyze the most used agile practices that are used in combination with CMMI within SDO. To accomplish this, a systematic literature review has been performed according to relevant guidelines. This study has identified practices related Daily Meeting and Product Backlog management from Scrum framework as most common agile practices used in combination with CMMI. In addition, we could identify that there are specific benefits of implementing practices from both approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTrends and Applications in Software Engineering - Proceedings of CIMPS 2016
EditorsAlvaro Rocha, Adriana Pena, Jezreel Mejia, Tomas San Feliu, Mirna Munoz
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783319485225
StatePublished - 2017
EventInternational Conference on Software Process Improvement, CIMPS 2016 - Aguascalientes, Mexico
Duration: 12 Oct 201614 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357


ConferenceInternational Conference on Software Process Improvement, CIMPS 2016


  • Agile practice
  • Agile software development
  • CMMI


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