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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): C1
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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):v - x
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  • Message from Program Chair(s)

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): xi
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    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):xii - xviii
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  • Agile Orientation and Psychological Needs, Self-Efficacy, and Perceived Support: A Two Job-Level Comparison

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):3 - 14
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    Agile software development introduces a new paradigm into software engineering. The research presented in this paper questioned what individual characteristics, such as psychological needs, self-efficacy and perceived support from peers and managers, can tell us about the agile orientation of software practitioners. Data were gathered using questionnaires completed by 376 software developers emplo... View full abstract»

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  • Scrum in a Multiproject Environment: An Ethnographically-Inspired Case Study on the Adoption Challenges

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):15 - 26
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    Agile methods continue to gain popularity. In particular, the Scrum method appears to be on the verge of becoming a de-facto standard in the industry, leading the so called Agile movement. While there are success stories and recommendations, there is little scientifically valid evidence of the challenges in the adoption of Agile methods in general, and Scrum in particular. Little, if anything, is ... View full abstract»

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  • Automated Acceptance Testing: A Literature Review and an Industrial Case Study

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):27 - 38
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    Automated acceptance testing is a quite recent addition to testing in agile software development holding great promise of improving communication and collaboration. This paper summarizes existing literature and also presents a case study from industry on the use of automated acceptance testing. The aim of this paper is to establish an up to date overview of existing knowledge to benefit practice a... View full abstract»

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  • Stories, Sketches, and Lists: Developers and Interaction Designers Interacting Through Artefacts

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):39 - 50
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    Agile development places a strong emphasis on interaction and collaboration between people. In this paper, we present a study of collaboration between user interaction designers and developers, with a particular emphasis on the role of artefacts in the process. Our research method is an ethnographic study of a team at work, followed by the application of several kinds of qualitative analysis: acti... View full abstract»

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  • Utilizing Digital Tabletops in Collocated Agile Planning Meetings

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):51 - 62
    Cited by:  Papers (3)
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    In agile software development, planning meetings play a pivotal role in establishing a concrete under-standing of customerspsila requirements. Using tools to enhance the effectiveness of the planning meetings without affecting the agility of the practices or disturbing the traditional settings is a challenging task. In this paper, we propose the use of digital tabletops as a means of collaboration... View full abstract»

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  • Agile Methods and User-Centered Design: How These Two Methodologies are Being Successfully Integrated in Industry

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):63 - 72
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    A core principle of agile development is to satisfy the customer by providing valuable software on an early and continuous basis. For a software application to be valuable it should have a user interface that is usable. Recently there has been some evidence that suggests using agile methods alone does not ensure that an applications UI is usable. As a result, there is currently interest in combini... View full abstract»

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  • Handling Uncertainty in Agile Requirement Prioritization and Scheduling Using Statistical Simulation

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):73 - 82
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    In the creation of a release plan developers must attempt to maximise business value while maintaining a high degree of certainty that the product will be completed on time and to budget. As a result of these constraints management is often forced to make the difficult decision as to which stories to complete and which to ignore. The difficulty of this decision is compounded by a high degree of un... View full abstract»

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  • A Preliminary Roadmap for Empirical Research on Agile Software Development

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):83 - 94
    Cited by:  Papers (6)
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    Some claim that especially in the field of agile software development the research lags years behind of the practice. In this paper, we characterize the status and main challenges for research on agile software development, and propose a preliminary roadmap, focusing on providing more empirical research, primarily on experienced agile teams and organizations, connecting better to existing streams ... View full abstract»

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  • Moving from Waterfall to Agile

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):97 - 101
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    In a crisis ridden business environment, customers have become very averse to surprises. Business windows have become smaller; there is a heightened need for shorter development cycles and higher visibility. All this is translating into more and more customers specifically asking for agile. Service organizations such as Wipro Technologies need to adopt lean and agile methodologies to support the t... View full abstract»

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  • Tidal Wave: The Games Transformation

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):102 - 105
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    Many companies are now adopting agile methods to hopefully fix problems with delivering software in a timely, sustainable manner. However, most people seem to think that the transformation will be quick, and that once implemented, people can proceed along, with little or no change throughout. We are going to show how our team went through various transformations as we adopted different agile proje... View full abstract»

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  • Forming to Performing: Transitioning Large-Scale Project Into Agile

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):106 - 111
    Cited by:  Papers (8)
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    This experience report discusses a large scale team transitioning from waterfall to Agile while going through all phases of Tuckman's model. I describe the issues we encountered, lessons we learned, and how we coped with difficult situations in each of the four phases of the Tuckman's model of team development. View full abstract»

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  • "It's Not the Pants, it's the People in the Pants" Learnings from the Gap Agile Transformation What Worked, How We Did it, and What Still Puzzles Us

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):112 - 115
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    After 7 years of traditional IT delivery, Gap Inc.Direct decided to adopt Agile. This experience report discusses three key factors that contributed to our successful (and ongoing) Agile transformation: 1. Ambitious Pilot Project, 2. Massive Investment in Continuous Integration, 3. Rethinking our Assets. The choices we made might seem risky and even counter-intuitive, but understanding them could ... View full abstract»

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  • Crawl, Walk, Run: 4 Years of Agile Adoption at BabyCenter.com

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):116 - 120
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    Four years ago the BabyCenter team was tasked with more projects than actual developers while delivery dates were set long before projects were scoped or staffed. Now, four years later, the team has evolved into sprints with predictable, steady velocities and a comprehensive planning process wrapping the Scrum Sprints. Learn how BabyCenter grew up by adapting Scrum and modifying the planning proce... View full abstract»

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  • Scaling Agile: Finding your Agile Tribe

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):121 - 124
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    The ability of agile practices to scale to "large" software development efforts (more than three teams or 30 team members) has been widely debated in recent years. While a variety of inhibitors to scaling agile are frequently cited, this experience report describes how the primary challenge to scaling agile that we faced was finding the right people to build our agile tribe. The effective adoption... View full abstract»

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  • The Price of Agile Is Eternal Vigilance

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):125 - 128
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    Youpsilare the executive sponsor of your divisionpsilas foray into agile development. It was successful with the first development team; you saw very good results with the second and third; by the fourth team you knew you had something really successful going on. Now you want to roll it out across the entire engineering organization. But therepsilas a problem: each of your teams approaches agile a... View full abstract»

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  • "Come Together, Right Now" - How the Songs of The Beatles Helped our Product Owners and Teams Live in Harmony

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):129 - 134
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    KeyCorp, a financial institution with $100 billion in assets, has been working hard to get our new projects started fast, on the right path, with a solid foundation. We took the advice of the famed rock band The Beatles, when they sang, ldquoCome together, right now.rdquo This paper shares a program we developed called agile connections, which brings people together early in a project to get it st... View full abstract»

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  • MyBoeingFleet and Agile Software Development

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):135 - 139
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    This paper describes my experience in helping MyBoeingFleet.com moved to agile over the last 24 months. The paper describes the existing environment, how CMMI became a potential hurdle, and how the process group within Boeing became my surprise ally and an enabling factor of agile at MyBoeingFleet and beyond. View full abstract»

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  • SOX Compliant Agile Processes

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):140 - 143
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    Sarbanes Oxley is a regulatory requirement for all public listed companies in United States. At its core, SOX requires that an organization maintains adequate controls over financial data and its access across the organization. Current market has been very volatile and business requires application to be delivered in less time and accommodate always changing requirements to gather more business. T... View full abstract»

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