The best of three worlds - The creation of InnoDev a software development approach that integrates Design Thinking, Scrum and Lean Startup

DS 87-8 Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 17) Vol 8: Human Behaviour in Design, 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: Dobrigkeit, Franziska; de Paula, Danielly
Series: ICED
Institution: 1: Hasso-Plattner-Institut, Germany; 2: National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland
Section: Human Behaviour in Design
Page(s): 319-328
ISBN: 978-1-904670-96-4
ISSN: 2220-4342


Agile development has been important to software engineering for decades. However, limitations in existing agile methods such as Scrum and eXtreme Programming still persist and have given rise to efforts aiming to integrate agile software development with other iterative and innovative practices such as Deisgn Thinking or Lean Startup. This paper aims to identify best practices and valuable proposals from such integration efforts, in order to create a new process model, which aggregates the core elements and key aspects of the former works. The research is based on a literature review and a cross-case analysis of two already existing models, MoIT and DT@Scrum. Relevant aspects of both models are presented and discussed in relation to other relevant research in this area. The analysis shows that an integration of Scrum practices with Design Thinking and Lean Startup could be favorable. Furthermore, the combined process model InnoDev is presented.

Keywords: Design Thinking, User centred design, Software development, Multi- / Cross- / Trans-disciplinary processes, Process modelling


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