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Agile Software Development Teams by Christoph Schmidt

By Christoph Schmidt

This booklet explores how agile improvement practices, specifically pair programming, code overview and automatic checking out, aid software program improvement groups to accomplish greater. Agile software program engineering has develop into the traditional software program improvement paradigm during the last decade, and the insights supplied listed here are taken from a large-scale survey of eighty expert software program improvement groups operating at SAP SE in Germany. moreover, the e-book introduces a singular dimension software for assessing the functionality of software program improvement groups. No prior examine has researched this subject with the same information set comprising insights from greater than 450 expert software program engineers.

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In addition, development tools as well as the characteristics of the development task can support the adoption intensity. Finally, environmental factors such as time or budget constraints may influence how intensively the development practices are used. McAvoy and Butler (2009) 26 2 Agile Software Development provide a decision support tool based on a “critical adoption factors matrix” to assess the suitability of agile methods in software development projects. The tool is based on insights from workshops with practitioners.

2012) explore how information technology professionals define and select a methodology to maintain existing software using grounded theory. They provide a factor model to describe the decision process of software development teams between different components of standard methodologies. Lastly, Balijepally et al. (2009) focus on pair programming. In an experiment, they investigate reasons why and under which circumstances developers use pair programming. They find pair programmers to perform better than the second best programmer independent of the task complexity.

2013) conducted a multiple case study. The publication includes a framework proposing project uncertainty and project urgency to be best addressed by an agile team using an interplay of team capabilities and trust-mediated organizational control mechanisms. Harris et al. (2009) studied when to provide teams with the flexibility to modify their directions and team external control of flexibility. The results demonstrate a need for flexibility in situations of uncertain starting conditions and the benefits of combining the traditional control mode with a newly proposed control mode to effectively manage such situations.

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