A novel risk management model in the Scrum and extreme programming hybrid methodology

Mahnaz Afshari, Taghi Javdani Gandomani


Risk management in software development has always been one of the necessities of software project management. The logical nature of software projects and products has caused several challenges and risks in these projects. On the other hand, with the emergence of Agile methodologies, especially Scrum, and extreme programming (XP) methodologies, in recent years, this issue has become more serious. This is mainly because emphasizing limited documentation in these methodologies has caused these methods to pay little attention to some aspects of project management, particularly risk management. Concentrating on this challenge, the current study has proposed a risk management model in the hybrid methodology, combining Scrum and XP. Using this model in a case study shows this model's success in achieving risk management purposes. The results of this study indicate an appropriate reduction in the number of reworks, change requests, identified risks, and occurred risks. Moreover, the number of eliminated risks and team productivity have increased.


agile software development; hybrid methodology; risk management; team performance;

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DOI: http://doi.org/10.11591/ijece.v12i3.pp2911-2921

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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