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Are Daily Stand-up Meetings Valuable? A Survey of Developers in Software Teams [chapter]

Viktoria Stray, Nils Brede Moe, Gunnar R. Bergersen
2017 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
We invited professional developers of a programming forum to a survey and obtained 221 responses. Results show that the daily stand-up meeting was used by 87% of those who employ agile methods.  ...  The daily stand-up meeting is a widely used practice. However, what is more uncertain is how valuable the practice is to team members.  ...  We are grateful to the survey respondents and to the reviewers. This work was supported by the Smiglo project, which is partly funded by the Research Council of Norway under the grant 235359/O30.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-57633-6_20 fatcat:kauyy5fckvbinlouxbbidc73ce

Teamwork quality and project success in software development: A survey of agile development teams

Yngve Lindsjørn, Dag I.K. Sjøberg, Torgeir Dingsøyr, Gunnar R. Bergersen, Tore Dybå
2016 Journal of Systems and Software  
Small, self-directed teams are central in agile development.  ...  Despite claims of the importance of teamwork in agile teams, this study did not find teamwork quality to be higher than in a similar survey on traditional teams.  ...  Acknowledgments We thank Geir Amsjø, Nils Brede Moe, Viktoria Stray, and the anonymous reviewers for valuable comments.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jss.2016.09.028 fatcat:yv3vctph2rea5kpe4clnj5auiq

Mono-specific forest plantations are valuable bat habitats: implications for wind energy development

Sascha Buchholz, Volker Kelm, Simon J. Ghanem
2020 European Journal of Wildlife Research  
Therefore, we argue that, in light of bat conservation, the suitability of forest plantations for wind energy development is not, per se, warranted and that implications of wind power stations, even in  ...  Mono-specific forest plantations can harbour a diverse bat fauna with high species activity and are, therefore, valuable bat habitats just as near-natural or semi-natural woodlands are.  ...  Data analysis The data analysis was done using the free software package R-3.4.4 (R Core Team 2019).  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10344-020-01440-8 fatcat:6jaxs4vrdbbclpmo5ap2zln6vm

How Valuable Are Capstone Projects for Community Organizations? Lessons from a Program Assessment

David A. Campbell1, Kristina T. Lambright
2011 Journal of Public Affairs Education  
Using data from a survey of capstone supervisors and 10 follow-up interviews, the paper finds that supervisor engagement, project location, and faculty involvement were significant factors in determining  ...  This study adds to our knowledge about how to structure effective capstone programs; it also suggests that community partners can be valuable sources of information in assessing the effectiveness of MPA  ...  Data sources included a survey of practitioners who had supervised recent capstones and follow-up interviews with selected capstone supervisors.  ... 
doi:10.1080/15236803.2011.12001628 fatcat:2afsydmng5eefh63ljbluukzye

The midwifery miniCEX – A valuable clinical assessment tool for midwifery education

Linda P. Sweet, Pauline Glover, Tracey McPhee
2013 Nurse Education in Practice  
The aim of this research was to develop, implement and evaluate a miniCEX tool for midwifery education.  ...  Focus groups were held to establish the clinical expectations and develop performance guidelines of students across the domains of midwifery practice, as well as evaluate their use in practice.  ...  As described by another midwfe: "Most of us are not very happy when we're given an assessments sheet at 25 past 3.00pm [end of shift]" This type of documentation of assessment and feedback on a daily  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2012.08.015 pmid:23044360 fatcat:bgubusfvijhv5k33vdsavuom5y

MOOCs and Legal Education: Valuable Innovation or Looming Disaster?

Philip G. Schrag
2013 Social Science Research Network  
Within months of the founding of Coursera and Udacity, MIT and Harvard teamed up to form a nonprofit alternative to these enterprises.  ...  not stand still.  ... 
doi:10.2139/ssrn.2278261 fatcat:jgujcp5nkfba3hlw3q2y64zt7q

Geosoft survey

Viktoria Stray
2018 Figshare  
Survey questions.  ...  Yes, local stand-up meetings ii. Yes, distributed stand-up meetings iii. Yes, local and distributed stand-up meetings iv. No (c) How valuable do you think the local daily stand-up meetings are?  ...  (d) How valuable do you think the distributed daily stand-up meetings are? (From 1 -Not valuable to 5 -Very valuable ) i. How valuable is the meeting for you personally? ii.  ... 
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.6383216.v1 fatcat:xjy2b2yo4zbxlafl6ia4lv5bpu

Recycling of Valuable Metals from Poly Cracker Ash of Printed Circuit Boards (PCBS) by Physical Beneficiation and Hydrometallurgical Treatment [chapter]

Vinod Kumar, Anjan Kumari, Manis Kumar Jha, A. Vidyadhar, B. K. Soni
2014 EPD Congress 2014  
The Council of Scientific & Industrial Research are proving their usefulness in various fields of National Development and I am happy to note that the National Metallurgical Laboratory is holding a prominent  ...  A novel two stage smelting process has been developed to recover manganese as ferro-silico-manganese. A pilot plant to process 350 kg/ day leached residue has been set up.  ...  We are grateful to the NML team for their dedication and commitment in developing a viable technology for producing a value added product from a low grade ore.  ... 
doi:10.1002/9781118889664.ch66 fatcat:trqkj7a2m5fbhlspu6bsbne5sm

Daily Stand-Up Meetings: Start Breaking the Rules

Viktoria Stray, Nils Brede Moe, Dag I.K. Sjoberg
2018 IEEE Software  
Most teams have the daily stand-up meeting as a central venue for these activities.  ...  We observed 102 daily stand-ups and interviewed 60 members of 15 teams in five countries. We found that the practice is usually challenging to conduct in a way that benefits the whole team.  ...  Agile methods introduced the practice of daily stand-ups to improve communication in software development teams and projects.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ms.2018.2875988 fatcat:7xliypnjprgn3kx6rlz7h5rxhq

Understanding coordination in global software engineering: A mixed-methods study on the use of meetings and Slack

Viktoria Stray, Nils Brede Moe
2020 Journal of Systems and Software  
Specifically, we investigated meetings and the collaboration tool Slack. We conducted a longitudinal case study using a mixed-methods approach with surveys, observations, interviews, and chat logs.  ...  Our study emphasizes the importance of reflecting on how global software engineering teams use meetings and collaboration tools to coordinate.  ...  This work was supported by the projects A-teams and Digital Class and the Research Council of Norway through grants 267704 and 309631.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jss.2020.110717 fatcat:gjc7eu2x2jh7jeqyv4tc7colhy

Using Eight Agile Practices in an Online Course to Improve Student Learning and Team Project Quality

2019 Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice  
We focus on incorporating eight Agile practices (team charters, daily stand-ups, Kanban boards, story cards, MoSCoW, timeboxing, showcases, and retrospectives).  ...  Students were surveyed at the end of the course and the results indicate Agile enhanced students' learning and increased the quality of their final project.  ...  Daily stand-ups are a daily 15-minute meeting where the team meets to discuss what they finished yesterday, what they are working on today, and what is preventing them from doing their work.  ... 
doi:10.33423/jhetp.v19i3.2116 fatcat:bua4cbiklnes3dfvjjoxe7f52y

The Role of Social Agile Practices for Direct and Indirect Communication in Information Systems Development Teams

Markus Hummel, Christoph Rosenkranz, Roland Holten
2015 Communications of the Association for Information Systems  
Our data suggests including the Agile practices co-located office space, daily stand-up meeting, iteration planning meeting, pair programming, sprint retrospective, and sprint review in this set.  ...  Methods for Agile information systems development (ISD) are widely accepted in industry.  ...  Daily stand-up meetings Daily stand-up meetings or stand-up meetings are regular daily meetings in which project members gather around a table and discuss what they are doing at the moment and what they  ... 
doi:10.17705/1cais.03615 fatcat:i5pbmpoi6fhhjow6bwhn4i2iu4

The daily stand-up meeting: A grounded theory study

Viktoria Stray, Dag I.K. Sjøberg, Tore Dybå
2016 Journal of Systems and Software  
Method: A grounded theory study of the daily stand-up meeting was conducted with twelve software teams in three companies in Malaysia, Norway, Poland and the United Kingdom.  ...  Based on our results, we developed a grounded theory of daily stand-up meetings and proposed evidencebased guidelines on how to organize them.  ...  This work was supported by the TeamIT project funded by the Research Council of Norway through grant no. 193236/I40.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jss.2016.01.004 fatcat:24sdjwch4nf4nhjeuwdi7xfqwy

Two Sides of the Same Coin: Software Developers' Perceptions of Task Switching and Task Interruption [article]

Zahra Shakeri Hossein Abad, Mohammad Noaeen, Didar Zowghi, Behrouz H. Far, Ken Barker
2018 arXiv   pre-print
by daily stand-up meetings.  ...  We conducted a survey with 141 software developers to investigate their perceptions of differences between task switching and task interruption and to explore whether they perceive task switchings as disruptive  ...  [16] conducted a grounded theory study of 12 agile teams to explore developers' perceptions of daily stand-up meetings.  ... 
arXiv:1805.05504v1 fatcat:sznwi5nfvrgdbjppk6c3puuwwe

Influences on Agile Practice Tailoring in Enterprise Software Development

Julian M. Bass
2012 2012 Agile India  
Thanks also to the current and former students of the Executive MBA at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore who helped identify target companies.  ...  The research benefited in part from travel funding from the UK Deputy High Commission Science and Innovation Network.  ...  Project team members communicate every day using a stand up meeting.  ... 
doi:10.1109/agileindia.2012.15 fatcat:dlh7zg6inbetnaksqrbwzddlre
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