Agile Software Development: Current Research and Future Directions

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Torgeir Dingsøyr, Tore Dybå, Nils Brede Moe
Springer Science & Business Media, May 26, 2010 - Computers - 238 pages
Agile software development has become an umbrella term for a number of changes in how software developers plan and coordinate their work, how they communicate with customers and external stakeholders, and how software development is organized in small, medium, and large companies, from the telecom and healthcare sectors to games and interactive media. Still, after a decade of research, agile software development is the source of continued debate due to its multifaceted nature and insufficient synthesis of research results. Dingsøyr, Dybå, and Moe now present a comprehensive snapshot of the knowledge gained over many years of research by those working closely with or in the industry. It shows the current state of research on agile software development through an introduction and ten invited contributions on the main research fields, each written by renowned experts. These chapters cover three main issues: foundations and background of agile development, agile methods in practice, and principal challenges and new frontiers. They show the important results in each subfield, and in addition they explain what these results mean to practitioners as well as for future research in the field. The book is aimed at reflective practitioners and researchers alike, and it also can serve as the basis for graduate courses at universities.
 

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Contents

An Introductionand Overview
1
2 Towards an Understanding of the ConceptualUnderpinnings of Agile DevelopmentMethodologies
15
AComparative Review1
30
CollaborationCoordination and Communication
61
A 10yearOdyssey from Internet Speed to BoundarySpanning with Scrum
86
A Grounded Theory ofRequirements Elicitation Communication andAcceptance on Agile Projects
111
Issues and Challenges
143
8 Architected Agile Solutions for SoftwareReliant Systems
164
9 Agile Interaction Design and TestDrivenDevelopment of User Interfaces A Literature Review
185
The Competing Values ModelView
203
Applying Open InnovationPrinciples Within the Agile Organisation
223
Index
236
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Torgeir Dingsøyr works with software process improvement and knowledge management projects as a senior scientist at SINTEF Information and Communication Technology, Trondheim, Norway. At the same time, he holds a position as Adjunct Associate Professor at NUST, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He is a co-author of the book "Process Improvement in Practice - A Handbook for IT Companies". His current research interests include software process improvement, agile software development, and knowledge management in software engineering. Tore Dybå is chief scientist and research manager at SINTEF Communication and Information Technology. He had worked as a consultant for eight years in Norway and Saudi Arabia before he joined SINTEF in 1994. His research interests include empirical and evidence-based software engineering, software process improvement, and organizational learning and he is the principal author of the book “Process Improvement in Practice: A Handbook for IT Companies. Nils Brede Moe is a research scientist at SINTEF Information and Communication. He has 11 years of experience working as a project manager and researcher within software development and is a co-author of the book “Process Improvement in Practice—A Handbook for IT Companies”. His current research interests include global software development, process improvement, self-management, and agile software development.

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