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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): C4
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  • [Title page i]

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  • Table of contents

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):v - vii
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  • Message from Conference Chair

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): viii
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  • Message from Research Reports Track Chair

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): ix
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  • Message from Experience Reports Track Chairs

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s): x
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  • Organizing Committee

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):xi - xii
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  • Agile Software Development with Distributed Teams: Agility, Distribution and Trust

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):1 - 10
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    Trust among team members is imperative for blending agility with distributed software development. Little is known about how team members who are dispersed across different geographical locations, time zones and cultures can build trust while working together in Agile software development projects. Through a Grounded Theory study that involved 55 participants from 38 different software companies i... View full abstract»

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  • Proposing Regulatory-Driven Automated Test Suites

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):11 - 21
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    In regulated domains such as finance and health care, failure to comply with regulation can lead to financial, civil and criminal penalties. While systems vary from organization to organization, the same regulations apply for all systems. As a result, efficiencies could be gained if the commonalities between systems could be captured in public, shared, test suites for regulations. We propose the u... View full abstract»

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  • Assessing an Organization's Capability to Effectively Implement Its Selected Agile Method(s): An Objectives, Principles, Strategies Approach

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):22 - 31
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    Agile methods provide an organization or a team with the flexibility to adopt a selected subset of principles and practices based on their culture, their values, and the types of systems that they develop. More specifically, every organization or team implements a customized agile method, tailored to better accommodate its needs. However, the extent to which a customized method supports the organi... View full abstract»

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  • Agile Testing: A Systematic Mapping across Three Conferences: Understanding Agile Testing in the XP/Agile Universe, Agile, and XP Conferences

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):32 - 41
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    Unit and acceptance testing are central to agile software development, but is that all there is to agile testing? We build on previous work to provide a systematic mapping of agile testing publications at major agile conferences. The analysis presented in this paper allows us to answer research questions like: what is agile testing used for, what types of studies on agile testing have been publish... View full abstract»

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  • Ten Lessons Learned from Integrating Interaction Design and Agile Development

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):42 - 49
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    Agile development have a distinct culture that at first glance seems to conflict with Interaction Design. Therefore, integrating these two areas becomes a challenging task. There is little guidance about integrating them. Very limited empirical evidence exists on Agile development and Interaction Design being combined in practice. In order to better understand how these approaches are combined in ... View full abstract»

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  • Analyzing Effectiveness of Workshops for Learning Agile Development Principles

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):50 - 59
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    Workshops are sometimes known as effective ways to learn the human and social factors of software engineering. However, their effectiveness in learning agile development principles in particular has not yet been determined, despite the fact that numerous agile development workshops have been held over the years. In this paper, we analyze the effectiveness of agile development workshops through an ... View full abstract»

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  • System Dynamics Modeling of Agile Continuous Delivery Process

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):60 - 63
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    The popularization of agile development as well as the recent prevalence of virtualization and cloud computing has revolutionized the software delivery process- making it faster and affordable for businesses to release their software continuously. Hence, the need for a reliable and predictable delivery process for software applications. The aim of this paper is to develop a System Dynamics (SD) mo... View full abstract»

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  • "Scrum Code Camps"

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):64 - 73
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    A classic way to choose a supplier is through a bidding process where tenders from competing companies are evaluated in relation to the customer's requirements. If the customer wants to hire an agile software developing team instead of buying a software product, a new approach for comparing tenders is required. In this paper we present the design of such a new approach, the Scrum Code Camp, which ... View full abstract»

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  • Transforming a Public Sector Company: From Stone Age to Agile

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):74 - 81
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    On June 7, 2012, our CIO walked our Kanban board with the management team. When he saw a low priority feature being worked on, he took it off the board and told them to stop. This was the first time he'd had an organization with the transparency and flexibility that gave him this kind of control. We provided the opportunity to empower our executives as much as our workers. View full abstract»

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  • Adapting Agile Methodology to Overcome Social Differences in Project Members

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):82 - 87
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    Projects often consist with members with different values that may cause conflicts within the team causing decrease in members' motivation, involvement, and cohesiveness. In our experiences with off shoring Japanese software development projects to China, we were having difficulties with low quality deliverables and high turnover rate of Chinese members because of social differences. Our attempts ... View full abstract»

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  • Beyond Requirements Dictator: How Agile Helped a Business Analyst Discover Her Real Value

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):88 - 93
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    This is my personal journey of discovering how to provide value as a business analyst on an agile team. I will share some things that smoothed my path and some obstacles that slowed me down. And for the many BAs struggling with how they fit into this new world, I will also redefine the role of a business analyst as more than a requirements dictator. In closing, I will illustrate how BAs, as well a... View full abstract»

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  • Big Visible Testing

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):94 - 100
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    Software testing is a key part of software development, so it's important that the testers be as effective as possible. Especially in fast-feedback agile teams, software testers must respond to their teammates' need for information with readily available, easy-to-understand testing materials. The novel twist of turning user experience personas inward to focus on the product team members provides d... View full abstract»

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  • Black Swan Farming Using Cost of Delay: Discover, Nurture and Speed Up Delivery of Value

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):101 - 116
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    Improving prioritization has become a tired concept in most IT departments, and yet it has the potential to change the conversation from one of cutting cost, to delivering valuable solutions as quick as the business needs it. This paper examines how Maersk Line applied an economic framework across a $100 million portfolio to quickly discover, nurture and speed up the delivery of value. View full abstract»

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  • Need 4 Speed: Leverage New Metrics to Boost Your Velocity without Compromising on Quality

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):117 - 120
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    As Agile becomes the de-facto SDLC practice, it has become evident that additional practices are required to allow enterprises to realize the premise of it. In this experience report, we will share the practices learnt and exercised over the past 3 years that helped us cope with the common challenges of large scale enterprise projects. The concept of "Application Lifecycle Intelligence" discussed ... View full abstract»

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  • Continuous Delivery? Easy! Just Change Everything (Well, Maybe It Is Not That Easy)

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):121 - 128
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    Rally Software transitioned from shipping code every eight-weeks, with time-boxed Scrum sprints, to a model of continuous delivery with Kanban. The team encountered complex challenges with their build systems, automated test suites, customer enablement, and internal communication. But there was light at the end of the tunnel - greater control and flexibility over feature releases, incremental deli... View full abstract»

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  • Refactoring as a Lifeline: Lessons Learned from Refactoring

    Publication Year: 2013, Page(s):129 - 136
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    Refactoring legacy code can be a major impediment for teams transforming to agile due to the high cost of manual regression testing of frequent (typically 2-week) releases. Also, attempts to implement automated tests may involve technical and cost issues. In this report we present a new and more systematic approach to refactoring we have found to be successful for refactoring legacy code that has ... View full abstract»

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