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Teamwork Quality and Project Success in Software Development: A Survey of Agile Development Teams

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Small, self-directed teams are central in agile development. This article investigates the effect of team- work quality on team performance, learning and work satisfaction in agile software teams, and whether this effect differs from that of traditional software teams. A survey was administered to 477 respondents from 71 agile software teams in 26 companies and analyzed using structural equation modeling. A posi- tive effect of teamwork quality on team performance was found when team members and team leaders rated team performance. In contrast, a negligible effect was found when product owners rated team per- formance. The effect of teamwork quality on team members ́learning and work satisfaction was strongly positive, but was only rated by the team members. Despite claims of the importance of teamwork in ag- ile teams, this study did not find teamwork quality to be higher than in a similar survey on traditional teams. The effect of teamwork quality on team performance was only marginally greater for the agile teams than for the traditional teams.

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Oppdragsgiver

  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 193236
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 231679/F20
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 236759
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 231679

Språk

Engelsk

Forfatter(e)

  • Yngve Lindsjørn
  • Dag Sjøberg
  • Torgeir Dingsøyr
  • Gunnar R. Bergersen
  • Tore Dybå

Institusjon(er)

  • Universitetet i Oslo
  • SINTEF Digital / Software Engineering, Safety and Security
  • Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet

År

2016

Publisert i

Journal of Systems and Software

ISSN

0164-1212

Forlag

Elsevier

Årgang

122

Side(r)

274 - 286

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