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Teams in agile software development: Design principles and examination of human factors

Werder, Karl

Abstract:
In response to new customer requirements, market dynamics, mergers, and technological innovation, modern software development organizations are adopting agile software development (ASD). Yet, the simple adoption of agile methods such as Scrum or eXtreme programming does not automatically result in a very agile team. While we understand the introduction and adoption of ASD from a methodical perspective, we have yet to explore design principles that guide methodical extensions of ASD, and we need to learn more about the human factors that influence software development teams. This thesis presents four studies. Studies 1 and 2 investigate the methodical extension of ASD by identifying design principles from secondary data. Study 1 extends ASD with processes and practices from user-centered design. Study 2 investigates early activities that precede development activities. The thesis also investigates human factors of agile software development in studies 3 and 4. Study 3 compares teams along their extents of agility in order to identify influential factors using a multicase study design. Study 4 tests the effects of emotional contagion ... mehr


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Informationswirtschaft und Marketing (IISM)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Jahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator DOI(KIT): 10.5445/IR/1000069918
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-699185
KITopen ID: 1000069918
Verlag Karlsruhe
Umfang VII, 189 S.
Abschlussart Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaften (WIWI)
Institut Institut für Informationswirtschaft und Marketing (IISM)
Prüfungsdatum 19.05.2017
Referent/Betreuer Prof. A. Maedche
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