How are agile release trains formed in practice? A case study in a large financial corporation

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How are agile release trains formed in practice? A case study in a large financial corporation. / Putta, Abheeshta; Paasivaara, Maria; Lassenius, Casper.

Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming - 20th International Conference, XP 2019, Proceedings. toim. / Steven Fraser; François Coallier; Philippe Kruchten. 2019. s. 154-170 (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vuosikerta 355).

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Putta, A, Paasivaara, M & Lassenius, C 2019, How are agile release trains formed in practice? A case study in a large financial corporation. julkaisussa S Fraser, F Coallier & P Kruchten (toim), Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming - 20th International Conference, XP 2019, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Vuosikerta. 355, Sivut 154-170, International Conference on Agile Software Development, Montreal, Kanada, 21/05/2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-19034-7_10

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Putta, A., Paasivaara, M., & Lassenius, C. (2019). How are agile release trains formed in practice? A case study in a large financial corporation. teoksessa S. Fraser, F. Coallier, & P. Kruchten (Toimittajat), Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming - 20th International Conference, XP 2019, Proceedings (Sivut 154-170). (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vuosikerta 355). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-19034-7_10

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Putta A, Paasivaara M, Lassenius C. How are agile release trains formed in practice? A case study in a large financial corporation. julkaisussa Fraser S, Coallier F, Kruchten P, toimittajat, Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming - 20th International Conference, XP 2019, Proceedings. 2019. s. 154-170. (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-19034-7_10

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Putta, Abheeshta ; Paasivaara, Maria ; Lassenius, Casper. / How are agile release trains formed in practice? A case study in a large financial corporation. Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming - 20th International Conference, XP 2019, Proceedings. Toimittaja / Steven Fraser ; François Coallier ; Philippe Kruchten. 2019. Sivut 154-170 (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing).

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