Agile Practices for Quantum Software Development: Practitioners' Perspectives

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Khan, Arif Ali, Akbar, Muhammad Azeem, Ahmad, Aakash, Fahmideh, Mahdi, Shameem, Mohammad, Lahtinen, Valtteri, Waseem, Muhammad and Mikkonen, Tommi. 2023. "Agile Practices for Quantum Software Development: Practitioners' Perspectives." 2023 IEEE International Conference on Quantum Software (QSW). Chicago, United States 02 - 08 Jul 2023 United States. https://doi.org/0.1109/QSW59989.2023.00012
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Agile Practices for Quantum Software Development: Practitioners' Perspectives

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AuthorsKhan, Arif Ali, Akbar, Muhammad Azeem, Ahmad, Aakash, Fahmideh, Mahdi, Shameem, Mohammad, Lahtinen, Valtteri, Waseem, Muhammad and Mikkonen, Tommi
Journal or Proceedings TitleProceedings of 2023 IEEE International Conference on Quantum Software (QSW)
Journal Citationpp. 9-20
Number of Pages12
Year2023
Place of PublicationUnited States
ISBN9798350304794
9798350304800
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/0.1109/QSW59989.2023.00012
Web Address (URL) of Paperhttps://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/10234254
Web Address (URL) of Conference Proceedingshttps://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/10234183/proceeding
Conference/Event2023 IEEE International Conference on Quantum Software (QSW)
Event Details
2023 IEEE International Conference on Quantum Software (QSW)
Delivery
In person
Event Date
02 to end of 08 Jul 2023
Event Location
Chicago, United States
AbstractQuantum software engineering is an emerging genre of software engineering that exploit principles of quantum bits (Qubit) and quantum gates (Qgates) to solve complex computing problems effeciently than their classical counterparts. According to its proponents, agile software development practices have the potential to address many of the problems endemic to the development of quantum software. However, there is a dearth of evidence investigating whether agile practices are suitable for, and can be adopted by, software teams in the context of quantum software development. To address this lack, we conducted an empirical study to investigate the needs and challenges of using agile practices to develop quantum software. While our semi-structured interviews with 26 practitioners across 10 countries highlighted the applicability of agile practices in this domain, the interview findings also revealed new challenges impeding the effective incorporation of these practices. Our research findings provide a springboard for further contextualization and seamless integration of agile practices in quantum software engineering (QSE) to develop emerging and next generation of quantum software systems and application.
KeywordsAgile Practices; Quantum Software Engineering; Empirical Software Engineering
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ANZSRC Field of Research 2020460905. Information systems development methodologies and practice
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of Oulu, Finland
Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland
Lancaster University, United Kingdom
School of Business
Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, India
Quanscient Oy, Finland
University of Jyvaskyla, Finland
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