Scrum with the Spices of Agile Family: A Systematic Mapping

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Sara Ashraf 1,* Shabib Aftab 1

1. Department of Computer Science, Virtual University of Pakistan

* Corresponding author.


Received: 29 Jul. 2017 / Revised: 5 Aug. 2017 / Accepted: 14 Aug. 2017 / Published: 8 Nov. 2017

Index Terms

Agile Scrum, Hybrid Scrum, Systematic Mapping Study, Agile Practices, Scrum integrations, Review


Agile mania has revolutionized the software industry. Scrum, being a widely adopted mainstream production process, has dominated other Agile family members. Both industrial and academic researchers eagerly tailored and adapted the Scrum framework in quest of software process improvement. Their burning desire for innovation drive them to integrate other software development models with it to leverage the forte of all the models combined and stifle the weaknesses. This paper aims at providing state-of-the-art insightful understanding of how practices from different Agile process models have been plugged into the Scrum framework to bring about improvements in different extents of development that ensued enhanced productivity, and product quality. To gain the in-depth perception, a systematic mapping study has been planned. This study will identify researches on hybrid models of Scrum within agile family, published between 2011 and 2017. Subsequently, these hybrid models of Scrum will be examined broadly by classifying and thematically analyzing the literature, and outcomes will be presented. This study will contribute a latest coarse-grained overview that in turn may guide researchers for future research endeavors.

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Sara Ashraf, Shabib Aftab, "Scrum with the Spices of Agile Family: A Systematic Mapping", International Journal of Modern Education and Computer Science(IJMECS), Vol.9, No.11, pp. 58-72, 2017. DOI:10.5815/ijmecs.2017.11.07


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