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Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Stress in agile software development : practices and outcomes
Authors : Meier, Andreas
Kropp, Martin
Anslow, Craig
Biddle, Robert
DOI : 10.21256/zhaw-4004
Proceedings: XP 2018: Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming
Pages : 259
Pages to: 266
Conference details: 19th International Conference on Agile Software Development - XP 2018, Porto, Portugal, 21-25 May 2018
Issue Date: 2018
Series : Lecture notes in business information processing
Series volume: 314
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Springer
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Cham
ISBN: 978-3-319-91601-9
ISSN: 1865-1348
Language : English
Subjects : Agile; Software development; Stress
Subject (DDC) : 005: Computer programming, programs and data
Abstract: Stress is an important workplace issue, affecting both the health of individuals, and the health of organizations. Early advocacy for Agile Software Development suggested it might help avoid stress, with practices that emphasize a sustainable pace, and self-organizing teams. Our analysis of a 2014 survey, however, suggested that stress might still be commonplace in Agile teams, especially for those with less experience. We also noticed that newcomers to Agile emphasized technical, rather than collaborative, practices, and speculated this might explain the stress. We explored this in our analysis of a follow-up survey conducted in 2016, and report our findings in this paper. We show that there are a variety of factors involved, and that avoiding stress is associated with both collaborative and technical practices, and a range of outcomes.
Fulltext version : Published version
License (according to publishing contract) : CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT)
Published as part of the ZHAW project : Swiss Agile Study 2016
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