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Collaboration, communication and coordination in Agile software development practice

Robinson, Hugh and Sharp, Helen (2010). Collaboration, communication and coordination in Agile software development practice. In: Mistrík, Ivan; Grundy, John; Hoek, André and Whitehead, Jim eds. Collaborative Software Engineering. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer, pp. 93–108.

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This chapter analyses the results of a series of observational studies of Agile software development teams, identifying commonalities in collaboration, coordination and communication activities. Pairing and customer collaboration are focussed on to illustrate the nature of collaboration and communication, as are two simple physical artefacts that emerged through analysis as being an information-rich focal point for the coordination of collaboration and communication activities. The analysis shows that pairing has common characteristics across all teams, while customer collaboration differs between the teams depending on the application and organisational context of development.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2010 Springer Verlag
ISBN: 3-642-10293-X, 978-3-642-10293-6
Keywords: eXtreme programming (XP); social activity; customer collaboration; pair programming; observational study; physical artefacts
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Item ID: 20427
Depositing User: Helen Sharp
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2010 10:46
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2016 18:22
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