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Table 5 Primary studies

From: On the benefits and challenges of using kanban in software engineering: a structured synthesis study

Study Id Study Type: Instruments Participants Company/
Environment Characteristics
Application Domain Beliefb & Evidence Type Development/ Portfolio/ Maintenance Year
P1 Observational
Multiple Case Study
Interviews (Skype and Face-to-face)
2 Product Owners
3 Coaches
3 Project Managers
3 Scrum Masters
6 Developers
Two Large Multinational Finnish Software Companies Businesses for the New Digital Economy 42% Qualitative Maintenance 2016
P2 Observational
Online Survey
19 Master Degree Students University of Oulu
Software Factory
Not Specified 38% Quantitative and Qualitative Education 2014
P3 Observational
Interview
(Audio and Transcript)
1 Director Of R&D
1 Senior Manager
1Head of Quality and Environment
1 CEO
1 Business Manager
1 Senior Consultant
1 Internal Coach
1 Agile Coach
Agile and Lean Finnish Software Companies Computer Security, Embedded Systems, IT Services, Telecon Network, Telecon, Consultancy 42% Qualitative Portfolio 22,017
P4 Observational
Online Survey
146 from LinkedIn
LeanKanban Incorporated group
27 Organizations
LinkedIn Group IT Services Hardware Manufacturing Telecommunication 42% Quantitative and Qualitative Development 2016
P5 Observational
Online Survey
51 Master Degree Students University of Oulu
Software Factory
Not Specified 40% Quantitative and Qualitative Education 22,014
P9 Observational
Multiple Case Study
Interview
15 Various Roles
IT Director
Portfolio Manager
System Integration Manager
Financial Controller
Two Companies Multinational Technology Services Telecommunication 47% Qualitative Development 22,017
P10 Observational
Case Study
467 Software Projects
Over 22 Month Period
Ericpol Engineering Company Multinational Communications
Healthcare
Finance
45% Quantitative Portfolio 22,014
P11 Observational
Action Research
Questionnaire Weekly Notes Personal Notes
8 Students Not Specified Open Software Project 43% Qualitative Maintenance 22,016
P13 Observational
Semi-Structured Interview
13 Master Degree Students University Of Helsinki
R&D Software Factory
Web Services 44% Qualitative Development 22,010
P14 Observational
Case Study
12 Master Degree Students University Of Helsinki
R&D Software Factory
Educational
Business Prototype
Web Application
43% Qualitative Development 22,011
P15 Observational
Semi-Structured Interview
10 Software Development Practitioners Iceland Industry Agile Consultancy
Telecommunication
Web Services
44% Qualitative Development 22,015
P16 Non-Systematic
Study
62 Undergraduate Students
16 Teams
University of Ljubljana Educational
Undergrad
Students
15% Quantitative and Qualitative Education 2015
P17 Observational
Exploratory Case Study
9 Staff
Project Manager
Business Analyst
Software Architect
Tester
Lead Developer
BBC Worldwide London Web Development 44% Quantitative Development 22,012
P18 Observational
Case Study
Semi-Structured Interviews
7 Software Practitioners
2 Software Developer
1 Scrum Master
1 Area Product Owner
1 Kanban Consultant
1 Software Specialist
1 Senior Manager
Two Large Scale Companies from Northern Europe Not Specified 49% Qualitative Development 22,015
P19 Observational
Action Research
Unstructured Interviews
Email
Online Conversations
15–20 Developers Vietnamese Office of Swedish Software Company CMSiPro Content Management System 38% Qualitative Development 2012
P20 Observational
Action Research
Interviews
Email
Online Conversations
15–20 Developers Swedish Office of Swedish Software Company CMSiPro Content Management System 42% Qualitative Development 22,011
P21 Observational
Case Study
100 Developers and Specialists Multinational Scandinavian Software Company Not Specified 41% Quantitative Development 22,012
P22 Observational
Case Study
Focus Group
Survey
49 Employees Elektrobit Finnish Software Company Wireless and Embedded Systems 44% Qualitative Development 22,014
P23 Observational
Synthesis
9 Staff
Project Manager
Business Analyst
Software Architect
Tester
Lead Developer
BBC Worldwide London Web Development 46% Quantitative Development 22,011
P24 Randomized Controlled
Simulation
10 Developers Simulation Not Specified 92% Quantitative Development 22,011