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Artefacts and agile method tailoring in large-scale offshore software development programmes

Julian M. Bass
2016 Information and Software Technology  
Conclusion: The development programmes in this study create agile and planbased artefacts to improve compliance with enterprise quality standards and technology strategies, whilst also mitigating risk  ...  Objective: This study aims to increase understanding of how development processes are tailored to meet the needs of large-scale offshore software development programmes, by focusing on artefact inventories  ...  The artefacts used confirm that the teams have adopted elements of agile culture, and use agile process ceremonies such as daily review (scrum) meetings, collaborative work estimations and empirical measures  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2016.03.001 fatcat:mj7wftcuj5gv5lcfe67u74cgsm

Developing a serious game artefact to demonstrate world war II content to History students

Byron J Bunt, Lance R Bunt
2019 Yesterday&Today  
The aim of this venture is to develop a trading card game based on specific History content, using similar mechanics found in popular card games such as Magic: The Gathering and the Pokémon Trading Card  ...  The conceptualisation of DoW has already reached the initial play-testing phase, wherein the basic mechanics and units already having been designed.  ...  The game nurtures collaborative learning in a new way and introduces historical content in the form of a shared experience.  ... 
doi:10.17159/2223-0386/2019/n22a3 fatcat:fy76rbxn2zhxfhfzkdmqsi7sxe

Synchronised visualisation of software process and product artefacts: Concept, design and prototype implementation

Mujtaba Alshakhouri, Jim Buchan, Stephen G. MacDonell
2018 Information and Software Technology  
that tightly integrates the code artefacts with their original functional requirements and development activity.  ...  concepts and original developers' intentions -- both significant sources of information in terms of software development and maintenance -- readily and contextually available in a visualisation environment  ...  They would like to express their gratitude to Mona Rahimi and her collaborators for making available the Cassandra dataset, and for her kind support in answering their enquiries.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2018.01.008 fatcat:xom2gzydxfdnbgg2dku2ydk2ti

Working software over comprehensive documentation – Rationales of agile teams for artefacts usage

Gerard Wagenaar, Sietse Overbeek, Garm Lucassen, Sjaak Brinkkemper, Kurt Schneider
2018 Journal of Software Engineering Research and Development  
Agile software development (ASD) promotes working software over comprehensive documentation. Still, recent research has shown agile teams to use quite a number of artefacts.  ...  We introduce five rationales underlying the usage of artefacts in ASD: (1) Adoption of ASD leads to agile artefacts, (2) teaminternal communication leads to functional and technical design artefacts, (  ...  An overview of artefacts from the FLOW models as wells as their description and their rationales is available.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s40411-018-0051-7 fatcat:nsktnfn43jepvjfnav7exy3r4y

Interventions for the Co-creation of Inter-organizational Business Process Change [chapter]

Riitta Smeds, Rita Lavikka, Miia Jaatinen, Antero Hirvensalo
2015 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
towards the common goal, i.e. the shared knowledge about the inter-organizational process.  ...  The interventions interfere intentionally with the process they aim to develop, reveal interdependencies between the participants, and coordinate their interaction for knowledge creation.  ...  They wanted to understand when and how they should use the agile co-working method in their BIM-based collaboration process that had been developed for an earlier reference project.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-22759-7_2 fatcat:buzhboydvjgb5kte4vtlljnlku

Quality and safety between ward and board: a biography of artefacts study

Justin Keen, Emma Nicklin, Andrew Long, Rebecca Randell, Nyantara Wickramasekera, Cara Gates, Claire Ginn, Elizabeth McGinnis, Sean Willis, Jackie Whittle
2018 Health Services and Delivery Research  
The Biography of Artefacts approach was used to analyse the data. Findings The data and technology infrastructures within trusts had developed over many years.  ...  Limitations The four trusts in the main study were, in part, purposively selected, and deliberately biased towards sites that had made progress with designing and deploying real-time ward management systems  ...  on the Biography of Artefacts approach.  ... 
doi:10.3310/hsdr06220 fatcat:eiamu2a6fvfjlhnhwdcleqbbwy

Managing the "Fuzzy front end" of open digital service innovation in the public sector: A methodology

Mary Tate, Ivano Bongiovanni, Marek Kowalkiewicz, Peter Townson
2018 International Journal of Information Management  
software development processes.  ...  We outline the background, context, principles, stages and artefacts. Then we evaluate the method in terms of barriers and opportunities to FFE public sector innovation.  ...  This research has been supported by the Australian Research Council [grant number DE160100548]; the Queensland Government, in particular, the Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2017.11.008 fatcat:twrpobst5vh3hoeb4uz3jnjppm

The Agile Artifact - an Antifragile Approach to Design and Innovation

Jan Eckert
2017 Universal Journal of Management  
As a conclusion, the concept of the Agile artefact is introduced.  ...  In this paper, two hypotheses introduce into the question whether incompleteness as an approach to designing artefacts might lead to a better involvement of the artefact's future users and act as a trigger  ...  Other than common open or iterative design (and innovation) approaches, the Agile Artifact doesn't focus the design process, but promotes an agile outcome instead.  ... 
doi:10.13189/ujm.2017.050503 fatcat:3asmnqduyjbgllxgbt4dmna2am

Towards a Framework for Shared Understanding and Shared Commitment in Agile Distributed ISD Project Teams

Stephen McCarthy, Paidi O'Raghallaigh, Ciara Fitzgerald, Frédéric Adam
2019 European Conference on Information Systems  
In this paper, we seek to develop a framework for investigating the interplay of factors that shape shared understanding and shared commitment during agile distributed ISD project team interactions.  ...  Agile distributed Information Systems Development (ISD) is an innately social process in which distributed team members must continuously interact to develop new IT solutions.  ...  In particular, these workshops aimed to foster constructive conflict through the use of designed artefacts for overcoming disciplinary boundaries.  ... 
dblp:conf/ecis/McCarthyOFA19 fatcat:zgdem43xkfb5dpmppovq7bv7oy

Collaboration Amidst volatility: the Evolving Nature of boundary Objects in Agile Software Development

Anna Zaitsev, Barney Tan, Uri Gal
2016 European Conference on Information Systems  
This research aims to find out how boundary objects are used to ensure collaboration over the Agile development project lifecycle.  ...  The tools and artefacts used for project collaboration are currently not thoroughly researched.  ...  Corresponding to the purpose of our study, the research question that our study aims to answer is: How are boundary objects used to support collaboration in the context of Agile software development during  ... 
dblp:conf/ecis/ZaitsevTG16 fatcat:wrhce4p4zbfdnbcxjwkvc3a2eu

How Can Human Values Be Addressed in Agile Methods? A Case Study on SAFe [article]

Waqar Hussain, Mojtaba Shahin, Rashina Hoda, Jon Whittle, Harsha Perera, Arif Nurwidyantoro, Rifat Ara Shams, Gillian Oliver
2021 arXiv   pre-print
We elaborate how some current Agile artefacts (e.g., user story), roles (e.g., product owner), ceremonies (e.g., stand-up meeting), and practices (e.g., business-facing testing) in SAFe can be modified  ...  We present five high-level empirically-justified sets of interventions in SAFe: artefacts, roles, ceremonies, practices, and culture.  ...  Broadly speaking, Agile development is characterised by four core values [12] : "individuals and interactions over process and tools, customer collaboration over contract negotiation, working software  ... 
arXiv:2102.12107v3 fatcat:wydo7qymhrhhzghtzqf4ao2w6y

A Holistic Approach to Developing a Progress Tracking System for Distributed Agile Teams

S. Alyahya, W. K. Ivins, W. A. Gray
2012 2012 IEEE/ACIS 11th International Conference on Computer and Information Science  
Common progress points measured are: designing, coding and testing.  ...  Continuous integration allows for early detection of defects and conflicts, and contributes towards producing working software.  ...  The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from selforganising teams. 12.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icis.2012.7 dblp:conf/ACISicis/AlyahyaIG12 fatcat:43hivr4l35fyvcejob4pcbluci

Volunteering In the Digital Age: A Study of Online Collaboration Tools From The Perspective Of CSCL

Ayse Kok
2011 i-manager's Journal of Educational Technology  
There is little evidence that helps to inform education, practice, policy, and research about issues surrounding the use of online collaboration tools for organisational initiatives (Brown & Duguid, 1991  ...  beliefs and intentions of corporate volunteers who are effective in learning in technology-rich environments and identity factors that enable or inhibit effective e-learning and make recommendations for  ...  Collaboration is interacting to create a shared new or greater understanding about a process, product or an event that no one had previously possessed or could have come to on their own (Schrage, 1990  ... 
doi:10.26634/jet.8.3.1639 fatcat:zxkuqo5aivbnveoc6tpedmdncu

SAT-Analyser Traceability Management Tool Support for DevOps

Iresha D. Rubasinghe, Dulani Meedeniya, Indika Perera
2021 Journal of Information Processing Systems  
The novel contribution of this work is the proposed traceability process model consists of artefact change detection, change impact analysis, and change propagation.  ...  Moreover, this tool provides multi-user accessibility and is integrated with a prominent DevOps tool stack to enable collaborations.  ...  However, the prototype costs and increasing quality concerns pushed the software development practices toward Agile software processes [2] .  ... 
doi:10.3745/jips.04.0225 dblp:journals/jips/RubasingheMP21 fatcat:lda6tyzfrvhbngtyjg5rsuynm4

Artifact-Facilitated Communication in Agile User-Centered Design [chapter]

Andrei Garcia, Tiago Silva da Silva, Milene Selbach Silveira
2019 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
eXtreme Scenario-based Design in a Distributed Agile Team [27] Collaborative Events and Shared Artefacts: Agile Interaction Designers and Developers Working Toward Common Aims [28] User-Centered Design  ...  COLLABORATION Collaboration Designer and developer working together in order to deliver value.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-19034-7_7 fatcat:znfpmzu7ybbp7m6uovv3s3mzeq
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