Building blocks for self-organizing software development teams: A framework model and empirical pilot study

Henri Karhatsu*, Marko Ikonen, Petri Kettunen, Fabian Fagerholm, Pekka Abrahamsson

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Abstract

Self-organization is one of the foundations of agile software development. Many positive outcomes have been associated with having teams operating at high levels of self-organization. This paper reports the results of a pilot study which reviews the existing body of empirical literature and presents a novel model for building self-organizing teams. The model is empirically validated in two case studies performed in Software Factory, an academic but close-to-industry experimental R&D laboratory. It is shown that autonomy together with communication and collaboration are the major components for building self-organizing software development teams.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICSTE 2010 - 2010 2nd International Conference on Software Technology and Engineering, Proceedings
PagesV1297-V1304
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Software Technology and Engineering - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Duration: 3 Oct 20105 Oct 2010
Conference number: 2

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Software Technology and Engineering
Abbreviated titleICSTE
CountryPuerto Rico
CitySan Juan
Period03/10/201005/10/2010

Keywords

  • Agile software development
  • Self-organization
  • Self-organizing teams

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