Combining FOSS and Kanban: An action research

Annemarie Harzl

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Abstract

Even though Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and Agile Software Development (ASD) have been recognized as important ways to develop software, share some similarities, and have many success stories, there is a lack of research regarding the comprehensive integration of both practices. This study attempts to consolidate these methods and to answer if FOSS and ASD can be combined successfully. Action Reseach (AR) is conducted with one sub-team of a large FOSS project. We performed two action research cycles based on the Kanban method. This paper has two main contributions; first, it describes a real world situation, where Kanban is applied to a FOSS project, and second, it suggests two new Kanban practices. These two methods are targeted specifically at FOSS projects and their characteristics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages71-84
Number of pages14
Volume472
ISBN (Print)9783319392240
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event12th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference on Open Source Systems: Integrating Communities, OSS 2016 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 30 May 20162 Jun 2016

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume472
ISSN (Print)18684238

Conference

Conference12th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference on Open Source Systems: Integrating Communities, OSS 2016
CountrySweden
CityGothenburg
Period30/05/162/06/16

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Keywords

  • Action research
  • Agile Software Development
  • Free Open Source Software
  • Kanban
  • Lean

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems and Management

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Harzl, A. (2016). Combining FOSS and Kanban: An action research. In IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (Vol. 472, pp. 71-84). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 472). Springer New York LLC. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-39225-7_6