Approaches to increasing method acceptance in agile product development processes

DS 87-4 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 4: Design Methods and Tools, Vancouver, Canada, 21-25.08.2017

Year: 2017
Editor: Anja Maier, Stanko Škec, Harrison Kim, Michael Kokkolaras, Josef Oehmen, Georges Fadel, Filippo Salustri, Mike Van der Loos
Author: Reiß, Nicolas; Albers, Albert; Bursac, Nikola
Series: ICED
Institution: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Section: Design Methods and Tools
Page(s): 435-444
ISBN: 978-1-904670-92-6
ISSN: 2220-4342

Abstract

This paper presents the results of a 4-year study dealing with concept for increasing the method acceptance in development processes. Therefore, three approaches are presented and discussed. During product creation, product developers can apply various methods to be supported in their work and enhance the quality and efficiency of the respective processes. Even though the additional benefits and added value of the different methods have been verified in many studies, they are not used very widely due to insufficient transparency about relevant methods suitable for the specific situations and requirements, deficiencies in user friendliness, and a lacking sense of achievement during everyday use. This paper points out and discusses different approaches to increasing the acceptance of methods applied during agile product development processes.

Keywords: Design methods, Design education, Research methodologies and methods, Gamification, Method acceptance

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