Author: Fernandez, L.
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THPEA034 ESS Integrated Control System Integration Support and the Agile Methodology Proposal 3219
  • M. Reščič
    Cosylab, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • L. Fernandez, A. Nordt
    ESS, Lund, Sweden
  The stakeholders of the ESS Integrated Control System (ICS) reside in four main parts of the ESS machine: accelerator, target, neutron instruments and conventional facilities. In order to maintain and support the standardized hardware and software platforms for controls all of the stakeholders' integration requirements and efforts must be strictly harmonized. This called for a decision by the ICS to perform the majority of the work in a package titled 'Integration Support', ranging from FPGA code development to EPICS integration. This exposes a high number of interfacing systems and devices and planning of such activities for each system make the standard waterfall planning model highly inefficient and risky. In order to properly address the planning risks the agile methodology is proposed - from product owners and teams to scrums and sprints, everything to offer a better and more efficient integration support to controls stakeholders.