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|Publication type:||Conference paper|
|Type of review:||Peer review (publication)|
|Title:||Understanding leadership in agile software development teams : who and how?|
Bühler, Ursina Maria
|Proceedings:||Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming|
|Editors of the parent work:||Stray, Viktoria|
|Conference details:||23rd International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP), Copenhagen, Denmark, 13-17 June 2022|
|Series:||Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||Springer|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||Cham|
|Subjects:||Leadership; Agile software development; Shared leadership; Transactional leadership; Transformational leadership|
|Subject (DDC):||658.4: Executive Management|
|Abstract:||The principles in the Agile Manifesto, the Scrum Guide and most other approaches to agile software development emphasize self-organizing teams, but rarely address issues of leadership. In this paper we report on a study of the nature of different aspects of leadership in agile teams. We used an established model of leadership, distinguishing transactional and transformational styles, and asked IT professionals a set of questions about the leadership they experience, both from direct supervisors (hierarchical leadership) and from the team itself (shared leadership). We determined correlation measures of these four types of leadership with the extent of agility in the whole organization. Our results show that agility is indeed related to the transformational style, but that the transactional style also plays a part, especially as shared leadership. Furthermore, even in highly agile software development, leadership by direct supervisors still plays an important role. We propose that, as software development becomes more agile, the transactional aspects of leadership may shift away from the leadership dyad between supervisor and employee into the agile team, while transformational leadership is important for both the team and supervisors. We discuss our results in light of applications for both research and practice.|
|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)|
|Appears in collections:||Publikationen School of Engineering|
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Weichbrodt, J., Kropp, M., Biddle, R., Gregory, P., Anslow, C., Bühler, U. M., Mateescu, M., & Meier, A. (2022). Understanding leadership in agile software development teams : who and how? [Conference paper]. In V. Stray, K.-J. Stol, M. Paasivaara, & P. Kruchten (Eds.), Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming (pp. 99–113). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-08169-9_7
Weichbrodt, J. et al. (2022) ‘Understanding leadership in agile software development teams : who and how?’, in V. Stray et al. (eds) Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming. Cham: Springer, pp. 99–113. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-08169-9_7.
J. Weichbrodt et al., “Understanding leadership in agile software development teams : who and how?,” in Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming, Jun. 2022, pp. 99–113. doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-08169-9_7.
Weichbrodt, Johann, et al. “Understanding Leadership in Agile Software Development Teams : Who and How?” Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming, edited by Viktoria Stray et al., Springer, 2022, pp. 99–113, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-08169-9_7.
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