Seminar Series

Agile Capability Analysis - How to select the right degree of "Agility"


Philipp Diebold


Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE)

Time & Place

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 15:00:00 NZDT in Erskine 315.


Especially in regulated domains, which are mainly embedded domains such as automotive, avionics, or medical, the dominating processes are traditional plan-based processes/life-cycles. Since these domains would like to improve their development time, process quality, and transparency, agile development could be a solution to their problems. But because of the regulations and context issues in these domain most often predefined agile methods, such as Scrum or XP, cannot be used. For this reason, the idea of the Agile Capability Analysis is to identify the context-specific Agile Practices that could be used in their context to improve their process by extending/enhancing it. This idea and approach has the advantage of not changing the whole process but the possibility of integrating the practices step-by-step and therefore performing an iterative process improvement.


Philipp Diebold is working as a researcher in the process engineering department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE in Kaiserslautern (Germany) for some years. His technical focus is mainly on improving Software and System Development Processes with the use of agile development methods such as Scrum or XP. In addition to his Fraunhofer work, he is doing his Ph.D. at the University of Kaiserslautern on the topic of introducing more elements from agile development in regulated environments, such as automotive, avionics, healthcare, by integrating agile practices in existing rich processes. Contact Philipp at: Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering (IESE), Fraunhofer-Platz 1, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany, e-mail: