Agile culture clash: localisation issues in modern software development

Ressin, Malte ORCID: (2010) Agile culture clash: localisation issues in modern software development. In: TVU Annual MPhil/PhD Conference 2010, 04 Feb 2010, London, UK. (Unpublished)

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Modern software development is expected to be both flexible and efficient despite continuously increasing project complexity. Partly in response to these requirements, agile software development models have become more and more popular.
The integration of localization in agile software development, however, leads to a number of conflicts. Translation work is expensive and time-consuming. Usually, neither qualified native nor second-language speakers are available to assist or test during development. The localization efforts are outsourced to external translators. As a consequence, a number of important questions arise: How can linguistic and cultural knowledge be communicated for consideration in agile development? How can the need for deadlines be aligned with a desire for agility? How can external dependencies such as translators be integrated seamlessly?
In this poster, we explore these issues and questions. In order to hint at the wide range of possible issues, a sample of common localization problems are shown and the challenges of dealing with them during agile development are outlined.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Keywords: software localisation internationalisation
Subjects: Computing > Software engineering
Depositing User: Malte Reßin
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 10:09
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 07:23


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