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Technical Report

Abstract or Description

Adoption of methodologies that generally come under the umbrella of "Agile" in the software development community includes consideration of how those adopting Agile methods interface with elements of the acquisition community who provide the requirements and other constraints that govern how the software part of a system will be developed. Several Agile methods have expectations about how requirements are handled that are different from the typical approach used in government acquisition settings. This qualitative research study from the Software Engineering Institute explores issues that practitioners in the field who are actively adopting Agile methods have identified in our interviews about their experience in defining and managing requirements.practices, adapt them to the local context, and adopt them for everyday use.