Information flows at inter-team boundaries in agile information systems development

Rahy, S ORCID: and Bass, J ORCID: 2018, Information flows at inter-team boundaries in agile information systems development , in: 15th European, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Conference on Information Systems (EMCIS), 4-5 October 2018, Limassol, Cyprus.

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Agile software development methods are being used on larger projects thus the study of inter-team communication are becoming an important topic of interest for researchers. This research addresses inter-team communication by exploring the tools and three different boundaries, inter-team, team and customers, and geographically separated teams. In this research, we gathered data from semi-structured face-to-face interviews which were analyzed following the grounded theory approach. Our study reveals consensus from different teams on the importance of virtual Kanban boards. Also, some teams members tend to adapt to other teams’ preferred communication tool. We observed challenges around interdependent user stories among the different teams and highlighted the problems that rise at the different boundaries.
Keywords: agile information system development • inter-team communication • agile team boundary • communication • agile methods • cooperating agile teams

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Information Systems 15th European, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern Conference, EMCIS 2018, Limassol, Cyprus, October 4-5, 2018, Proceedings
Publisher: Springer
Series Name: Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing
ISBN: 9783030113940 (print); 9783030113957 (eBook)
ISSN: 1865-1348
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Depositing User: Dr Julian M. Bass
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2018 08:39
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 23:46

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