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The positive impact of agile retrospectives on the collaboration of distributed development teams – A practical approach on the example of Bosch engineering GmbH

Duehr, K.; Efremov, P.; Heimicke, J.; Teitz, E. M.; Ort, F.; Weissenberger-Eibl, M.; Albers, A.


To counteract competitive pressure, increasing customer requirements and growing product complexity successful distributed collaboration in product development is vital. Companies have to face new challenges, such as efficiency losses in communication. To overcome these challenges agile working practices, such as agile retrospectives, could be beneficial. The objective of this scientific work is to evaluate the benefit of agile working practices on the example of agile retrospectives, for the improvement of collaboration in distributed development teams. Based on literature analysis, qualitative and quantitative expert interviews following the DRM by Blessing and Chakrabarti, this scientific work shows that agile working practices have a high potential to improve distributed collaboration. To address this potential, several virtual agile retrospectives are developed and conducted within a distributed team at Bosch Engineering GmbH. The evaluation of this approach results in a high potential of agile retrospectives indicating an improvement tendency. Especially iteratively implemented virtual agile retrospectives have a positive impact on successful distributed collaboration.

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000139812
Veröffentlicht am 28.02.2022
DOI: 10.1017/pds.2021.568
Zitationen: 6
Zitationen: 4
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Produktentwicklung (IPEK)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2732-527X
KITopen-ID: 1000139812
Erschienen in Proceedings of the Design Society
Verlag Cambridge University Press (CUP)
Seiten 3071-3080
Serie Proceedings of the Design Society ; 1
Bemerkung zur Veröffentlichung 23rd International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2021, Gothenburg, 16 August 2021 through 20 August 2021
Vorab online veröffentlicht am 27.07.2021
Schlagwörter Collaborative design, New product development, Teamwork, agile working practices, distributed collaboration
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