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Inter-team Coordination in Large-Scale Agile Development: A Case Study of Three Enabling Mechanisms

Abstract

Agile methods are increasingly used in large development projects, with multiple development teams. A central question is then what is needed to coordinate feature teams efficiently. This study exam- ines three mechanisms for coordination: Shared mental models, commu- nication and trust in a large-scale development project with 12 feature teams running over a four-year period. We analyse the findings in rela- tion to suggested frameworks for large-scale agile development and a theory on coordination, and provide new recommendations for practice and theory.

Category

Academic chapter/article/Conference paper

Client

  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 236759

Language

English

Author(s)

Affiliation

  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Leiden University
  • SINTEF Digital / Software Engineering, Safety and Security

Year

2018

Publisher

Springer

Book

Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming, 19th International Conference, XP 2018, Proceedings

Issue

314

ISBN

978-3-319-91601-9

Page(s)

216 - 231

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