Managing Practices for Development Speed

Large scale Agile software development brings well known challenges in several areas, e.g., product management, and architecture. The long term goal is to understand what factors influence speed and other qualities and to manage these factors to optimize return on investment of R&D activities.

With our growing understanding of this problem, we have come to focus on software architecture runway as the most important area to manage. First, we approached the management problem holistically, and studied what factors influenced speed and other qualities. Following, we focused on managing communication across team-boundaries. Next, we further narrowed the problem to managing the creation and sharing of architecture knowledge with various kinds of architect roles and teams.

Participating companies

  • Volvo Cars
  • Volvo Group
  • Ericsson
  • Saab
  • Axis
  • Grundfos

Participating researchers

Michel Chaudron, University of Gothenburg


Michel Chaudron