How do Software Developers Experience Team Performance in Lean and Agile Environments?

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Fagerholm , F , Ikonen , M , Kettunen , P , Münch , J , Roto , V & Abrahamsson , P 2014 , How do Software Developers Experience Team Performance in Lean and Agile Environments? in 18th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering . ACM , pp. 67-76 , International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering , London , United Kingdom , 13/05/2014 . https://doi.org/10.1145/2601248.2601285

Title: How do Software Developers Experience Team Performance in Lean and Agile Environments?
Author: Fagerholm, Fabian; Ikonen, Marko; Kettunen, Petri; Münch, Jürgen; Roto, Virpi; Abrahamsson, Pekka
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science
University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science
University of Helsinki, Department of Computer Science
Publisher: ACM
Date: 2014
Language: eng
Number of pages: 10
Belongs to series: 18th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/136257
Abstract: Context: Companies increasingly strive to adapt to market and ecosystem changes in real time. Evaluating team performance in such changing environments presents a major challenge. Objective: This paper aims to understand how software developers experience performance in a highly volatile environment. This understanding could be used as a basis for guiding formation and maintenance of high-performing teams. Method: A qualitative multiple-case study using thematic interviews was conducted with 16 experienced practitioners in five organisations. Results: We found 33 major categories of performance factors, arranged as a theoretical structure that explains how the subjects experience software team performance. Conclusions: Based on our study, software teams are engaged in a constant cycle of interpreting their performance and aligning it with other stakeholders. Enhancing performance experiences requires integration of soft factors, such as communication, team spirit, and team identity, into the overall development process.
Subject: 113 Computer and information sciences
Developer Experience
Performance
Success
Case Study
Qualitative Study
Human Factors
High-performing Teams
Agile Software Development
Lean Software Development
222 Other engineering and technologies
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