Publication type: Conference paper
Type of review: Not specified
Title: Agile practices, collaboration and experience : an empirical study about the effect of experience in agile software development
Authors: Kropp, Martin
Meier, Andreas
Biddle, Robert
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-49094-6_28
Proceedings: 17th International Conference, PROFES 2016, Trondheim, Norway, November 22-24, 2016, Proceedings
Pages: 416
Pages to: 431
Conference details: International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement PROFES 2016: Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, Trondheim, Norway, 22-24 November 2016
Issue Date: 2016
Series: Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series volume: 10027
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Springer
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Cham
ISBN: 978-3-319-49094-6
ISSN: 0302-9743
Language: English
Subjects: Agile; Software development; Collaboration
Subject (DDC): 005: Computer programming, programs and data
Abstract: Agile Software Development has been around for more than fifteen years and is now widespread. How does experience effect the application of agile methods in organizations and what are the implications on the individual and organizational culture? This paper presents in-depth analysis of the Swiss Agile Study 2014. Switzerland offers an illustrative microcosm of software development, with a range of industry domains and sizes, and well-educated and internationally aware professionals. The study included more than a hundred professionals and managers, contacted through professional and industry associations. The topics addressed included experience with Agile development, motivations for adopting it, barriers perceived, specific practices used, and specific benefits realized. Analysis of the data identified important trends and differences. Agile experience seems to be an important factor, which affects many aspects of practice and workplace culture. More troubling is that it appears stress and overwork may be common among Agile professionals. All these findings illustrate important differences between Agile processes as prescribed, and as actually practiced.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Engineering
Organisational Unit: Institute of Applied Information Technology (InIT)
Published as part of the ZHAW project: Swiss Agile Study 2014
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