Barriers to Learning in Agile Software Development Projects

Jeffry S. Babb, Rashina Hoda, Jacob Nørbjerg

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    Abstrakt

    The adoption of agile methods promises many advantages for individual, team, and organizational learning. However, environmental, structural, and organizational/cultural constraints often find teams adapting agile software development methods rather than engaging in full adoption. We present results from two qualitative studies of teams and organizations that have, in many cases, adapted agile software methods to suit their needs through the omission or alteration of aspects of the method. In many cases, aspects of an agile method that are most related to learning were those that were modified or omitted. This paper utilizes the results of these studies to identify common and emergent barriers to learning. Often these barriers to learning exist according to organizational culture and the extent to which that culture influences attitudes, norms, and behaviors pertaining to learning. We present these barriers to learning and provide insight to the causes, effects, and potential ameliorations for these barriers.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TitelAgile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming : 14th International Conference, XP 2013, Vienna, Austria, June 3-7, 2013. Proceedings
    RedaktørerHubert Baumeister, Barbara Weber
    UdgivelsesstedHeidelberg
    ForlagSpringer Science+Business Media
    Publikationsdato2013
    Sider1-15
    ISBN (Trykt)9783642383137
    ISBN (Elektronisk)9783642383144
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2013
    BegivenhedThe 14th International Conference on Agile Software Development. XP 2013 - NH Danube City Hotel, Vienna, Østrig
    Varighed: 3 jun. 20137 jun. 2013
    Konferencens nummer: 14
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    Konference

    KonferenceThe 14th International Conference on Agile Software Development. XP 2013
    Nummer14
    LokationNH Danube City Hotel
    LandØstrig
    ByVienna
    Periode03/06/201307/06/2013
    Internetadresse
    NavnLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
    Vol/bind149
    ISSN1865-1348

    Emneord

    • Agile software development
    • Learning
    • Organizational culture
    • XP
    • Scrum
    • Dialogical Action Research
    • Grounded Theory

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