Agile in public research projects
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Public research relies on projects. Knowledge and awareness of project management have increased in software development in last few decades. At the same time project management has become one success factor in enterprise world. It is reasonable to believe that project management is similarly important in public research projects. Agile is a project management and teamwork methodology used in software development world. This thesis examines public research projects and the way they are already align with agile values and the way agile values and techniques might help projects and teams to improve. In high level the thesis is divided into two parts. In the literature chapters study agile values and most general techniques are explored. In the project part a few public research projects are studied by interviews and free-form talks and by observing how projects are run.