Refereed journal article or data article (A1)

Agile Embedded System Development versus European Space Standards

List of Authors: Ville Rantala, Kaisa Könnölä, Samuli Suomi, Minna Isomäki, Teijo Lehtonen

Publisher: IGI Publishing

Publication year: 2017

Journal: International Journal of Information Systems and Social Change

Journal acronym: IJISSC

Volume number: 8

Issue number: 1

eISSN: 1941-8698




Agile development methods are
widely utilized in software development. There is a growing interest and
effort to introduce them to other areas of technology, such as
development of space systems. Space systems are typically safety- and
mission-critical and therefore their development is strongly regulated
and standardized. European Cooperation for Space Standardization (ECSS)
has created a collection of standards which are extensively followed
mainly in European space projects. In this paper, a review and
discussion are presented to find out the conflicts between the agile
development and the ECSS standards. The presented analysis and
discussion show that the ECSS standards do not fully prevent the
utilization of agile methods. However, there are aspects to be taken
into account in the development methods, contracts and tailoring of

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