For the past four years, our research focus was on large-scale agile system development. We were particularly interested in how requirements and related knowledge can be managed at the scale of complex automotive systems. This year, we expect several PhD theses on this topic to conclude and we are excited to announce the first defense in this series:
“Living Boundary Objects to Support Agile Inter-Team Coordination at Scale”.Rebekka Wohlrab
Rebekka’s thesis establishes knowledge management practices that are considered beneficial by practitioners and focus on the crucial aspects to align agile teams on. It suggests concepts and requirements for knowledge management tools that take the distinct role of living boundary objects into consideration and can be adjusted as organizations’ needs evolve.
|Date:||April 15, 2020|
|Place:||Room Alfons, 2nd floor, Patricia Building, Lindholmen Campus, Forskningsgången 6, Göteborg|
|Opponent:||Prof. Dr. Darja Šmite (Blekinge Institute of Technology)|
Given the current situation in Sweden and at Chalmers and Gothenburg University, it is becoming however unlikely that the defense can be held in that room. We may run the defense via video conferencing or similar and will notify how participants can join.
Supervised by Dr. Patrizio Pellicione and Dr. Eric Knauss, the thesis is based on the following papers:
- R. Wohlrab, P. Pelliccione, E. Knauss, M. Larsson.
“Boundary Objects and Their Use in Agile Systems Engineering” Journal of Software: Evolution and Process; 31:e2166, 2019.
- R. Wohlrab, E. Knauss, J.-P. Stegho ̈fer, S. Maro, A. Anjorin, P. Pelliccione. “Collaborative Traceability Management: A Multiple Case Study from the Perspectives of Organization, Process, and Culture”
Requirements Engineering, 2018.
- R. Wohlrab, U. Eliasson, P. Pelliccione, R. Heldal.
“Improving the Consistency and Usefulness of Architecture Descriptions: Guidelines for Architects”
Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA’19), 2019. Best Paper Award.
- R. Wohlrab, P. Pelliccione, E. Knauss, R. Heldal.
“On Interfaces to Support Agile Architecting in Automotive: An Exploratory Case Study”
Proceedings of the International Conference on Software Architecture (ICSA’19), 2019.
- R. Wohlrab, E. Knauss, P. Pelliccione.
“Why and How to Balance Alignment and Diversity of Requirements Engineering Practices in Automotive”
Journal of Systems and Software; 162:110516, 2020.
- R. Wohlrab, P. Pelliccione, A. Shahrokni, E. Knauss.
“Why and How Your Traceability Should Evolve: An Automotive Perspective”
Revised version submitted to IEEE Software, 2020.