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Greenfield Product Development Case: Flexi Network Gateway

Ran Nyman
Ran Nyman
2.6.2012
Founding Partner

Experience report about Large-Scale Scrum and agile acceptance testing presented in XP2010 that was held in Trondheim, Norway.

In 2010 I presented with Ismo Aro following experience report in XP2010 that was held in Trondheim, Norway.

In this paper we will explore how agile acceptance testing is applied in testing a high capacity network gateway. We will demonstrate how the organisation managed to grow agile acceptance testing from two co-located teams to 20+ multi-site team setup and how acceptance test driven development is applied to complex network protocol testing. We will also cover how the initial ideas that we had of agile acceptance testing evolved during product development. At the end of paper we give recommendations to future projects using agile acceptance testing based on feedback that we have collect­ed from our first customer trials.

The paper describes the successful implementation of Agile practices, but the business results were as impressive. We managed to build totally new product faster than the organization had ever done and having quality not seen in the organizations history. More importantly we managed constantly to deliver weekly development releases to customers before the product launch. The weekly releasing was the key factor to find out what the customers actually need. At the same time it convinced the customers of our ability to create high quality product that will satisfy their needs. The report can be downloaded here. The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com.

Ran Nyman
Founding Partner

Ran is an experienced software professional who has worked since 1995 in professional software development field. Currently, Ran is working as a consultant and trainer in process improvement field helping large multinational organizations to move from sequential product development to more agile ways of working. The primary focus has been on how to move big products (over 100 people) to use Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) and Lean. This work includes giving wide range of trainings, workshops, team coaching and management consulting.

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