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Agile Research: sharing techniques and experiences
M. B. Twidale1, P. Hansen2
1School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign, United States of America; 2Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, Stockholm University, Sweden
This session is about sharing methods and techniques that can be used in small scale, short iterative cycles, particularly to explore a novel research topic. It is inspired by the success of agile software development; a set of methods developed in reaction to traditional slow and inflexible “Big Design Up Front” methods that were found to be especially problematic when developing innovative software for new domains. In such cases the needs can change and stakeholders may realize that they are learning about what actually needs to be built as the software is being built and could not easily have determined this in advance. We believe similar conditions apply with certain kinds of innovative and exploratory research. Participants will share fast and light methods and consider how they can be applied to particular research problems – including acknowledging the challenges that arise with agile research, as well as its opportunities.