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Comparative Analysis of Job Satisfaction in Agile and Non-agile Software Development Teams [chapter]

Grigori Melnik, Frank Maurer
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
The study investigates if and how job satisfaction relates to development processes that are being used and the determinants of job satisfaction across a wide range of teams, regions and employees.  ...  The evidence suggests that there are twice as many members of agile teams who are satisfied with their jobs (vs members of non-agile teams).  ...  Harold Stolovitch and Dr. Steven Condly for discussions on the myth of "happy teams = productive teams", Dr.  ... 
doi:10.1007/11774129_4 fatcat:s4pcofgwb5axtmodf3f65c2ouu

Investigating the Motivating Potential of Software Development Methods: Insights from a Work Design Perspective

Adarsh Kumar Kakar
2017 Pacific Asia Journal of the Association for Information Systems  
The objective is to gain understanding into the inherent potential of the two major paradigms of software development, the Plan-driven and Agile methods, to motivate team members of software development  ...  Together they could explain and predict the differential impacts of plandriven and Agile methods of software development on team member motivation.  ...  In line with the JCM, it is these differences that account for and explain the higher motivation and satisfaction of team members of Agile projects compared to team members of projects using Plan driven  ... 
doi:10.17705/1pais.09404 fatcat:taxuxzyzgjalpjd37mim52plom

Job Satisfaction in Agile Development Teams: Agile Development as Work Redesign

John Tripp, Cindy Rienemschneider, Jason Thatcher
2016 Journal of the AIS  
agile team members' job satisfaction.  ...  Drawing on the management and software-development literature, we articulate a model of job design that connects agile development practices to perceptions of job characteristics and, thereby, improve  ...  Although Melnik and Maurer (2006) drew a large sample (n = 448) to compare job satisfaction of agile development and traditional team members, their study was descriptive, failed to measure the use of  ... 
doi:10.17705/1jais.00426 fatcat:i5i6w6dg6bbexl6druj3xbjy3a

Toward an Understanding of Job Satisfaction on Agile Teams: Agile Development as Work Redesign

John F. Tripp, Cynthia K. Riemenschneider
2014 2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
In this study, we use the lens of Hackman & Oldham's job characteristics model to motivate a theory of motivation and satisfaction amongst agile development teams.  ...  We propose that agile teams are, in fact, redesigning work in the very way that Hackman & Oldham propose will increase job perceptions, and lead to greater job satisfaction.  ...  Respondents were screened to ensure that they were part of a software development team, and played a non-management, non-customer role on the team.  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2014.494 dblp:conf/hicss/TrippR14 fatcat:gtknn2bxnjfm7mmzlpupyvwjji

Have Agile Techniques been the Silver Bullet for Software Development at Microsoft?

Brendan Murphy, Christian Bird, Thomas Zimmermann, Laurie Williams, Nachiappan Nagappan, Andrew Begel
2013 2013 ACM / IEEE International Symposium on Empirical Software Engineering and Measurement  
We collected the opinions of 1,969 agile and non-agile practitioners in five surveys over a six-year period. Results.  ...  Both agile and non-agile practitioners agree on the relative benefits and problem areas of agile techniques. Conclusions. We found no clear trends in practice adoption.  ...  SURVEY ANALYSIS RESULTS V. V.A. Agile Usage As discussed, the analysis in this paper only includes the people who responded to the survey with job roles of developer, tester, or PM.  ... 
doi:10.1109/esem.2013.21 dblp:conf/esem/MurphyBZWNB13 fatcat:dq5s3tkghjbddkkytf2ywfw52y

How a 4-day Work Week affects Agile Software Development Teams [article]

Julia Topp, Jan Hendrik Hille, Michael Neumann, David Mötefindt
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Context: Agile software development (ASD) sets social aspects like communication and collaboration in focus.  ...  Although the stress level of the ASD team member increased due to the 4-day work week, we found that the job satisfaction of the individual ASD team members is affected positively.  ...  Do the 4-day work week and remote work affect the job satisfaction and stress level of agile software development team members?  ... 
arXiv:2111.08968v1 fatcat:3tnnmxzjffdfjb4ljhdbfwn5jq

Work Motivational Challenges Regarding the Interface between Agile Teams and a Non-Agile Surrounding Organization: A Case Study

Lucas Gren, Richard Torkar, Robert Feldt
2014 2014 Agile Conference  
There are studies showing what happens if agile teams are introduced into a non-agile organization, e.g. higher overhead costs and the necessity of an understanding of agile methods even outside the teams  ...  This study concludes that there were work motivational affects of fitting an agile team into a non-agile surrounding organization, and therefore this might also be true for other organizations.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT We would like to thank Pasi Moisander, Karin Scholes, and Kristin Boissonneau Gren (without your goodwill this work could not have been done).  ... 
doi:10.1109/agile.2014.13 dblp:conf/agiledc/GrenTF14 fatcat:mmeok23745anrokc4pxyucqpve

Empirical studies of agile software development: A systematic review

Tore Dybå, Torgeir Dingsøyr
2008 Information and Software Technology  
A systematic review of empirical studies of agile software development up to and including 2005 was conducted.  ...  The main implication for research is a need for more and better empirical studies of agile software development within a common research agenda.  ...  Acknowledgements The work in this paper was supported by the Research Council of Norway through the project Evidence-Based Software Engineering (181685/I30). We are grateful to Geir K.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2008.01.006 fatcat:isvbwd65v5felm2s3vlbnvryma

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  
Junior developers were most positive and senior developers and members of large teams most negative. We argue that the value of the practice should be evaluated according to the team needs.  ...  Further, more work is needed to understand why senior developers do not perceive the meetings as valuable and how to apply the practice successfully in large teams.  ...  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

A Systematic Literature Review of Success Factors and Barriers of Agile Software Development

Shahbaz Ahmed, Salman Ahmed, Mukhtar Ali, Adnan Naseem, Abdul Razzaq, Naveed Ahmed
2018 International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications  
Motivator and demotivator plays an important role in software industry. It encompasses software performance and productivity which are necessary for projects of Agile software development (ASD).  ...  A comprehensive review is executed to gather the critical success factors of motivator and demotivator of Agile software development.  ...  His job satisfaction (compared to non- dynamic teams). Analyse perceived desirability of movement and work stress.  ... 
doi:10.14569/ijacsa.2018.090339 fatcat:anasa7p6yvdm5mw2po2z3yt6jq

A model of job satisfaction for collaborative development processes

Witold Pedrycz, Barbara Russo, Giancarlo Succi
2011 Journal of Systems and Software  
This study reflects on existing models of job satisfaction in collaborative environments, creates one for modern software development processes, and validates it with a retrospective comparative survey  ...  In addition, the work investigates the impact on job satisfaction and its model of the agile practice of Pair Programming that pushes job sharing to the extreme.  ...  To our knowledge, the paper of (Melnik and Maurer, 2006) , is the first studying factors of job satisfaction of agile and non agile teams in a large industrial context.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jss.2010.12.018 fatcat:zer6awueoneg7jc6tvpedhzydq

Principles and Practices of Agile Techniques in Automotive Product Operations

Jenny Nguyen, Daniel Vidal, Sawsan Al-Shamaa
2020 Journal of contemporary research in social sciences  
This article aims to examine the principles and practices of Agile techniques in automotive product operations.  ...  Agile approach and its practices are becoming more and more critical to many organisations in the face of accelerating global competitive pressure and customers' growing demands.  ...  (n.d) stated that working software in Agile means that the team only gets its software products truly done when they meet the definition of done.  ... 
doi:10.33094/26410249.2020.25.119.129 fatcat:oll5pymhhrhpznrgk6izvspk5m

Assessing Personality Profiles of Software Developers in Agile Development Teams

VenuGopal Balijepally, RadhaKanta Mahapatra, Sridhar P. Nerur
2006 Communications of the Association for Information Systems  
As methodologies become increasingly more people and team-oriented, there is an urgent need to investigate the personality profiles of software developers and their likely impact on the productivity of  ...  Agile methodologies are changing the way we develop software.  ...  We are also thankful to the Associate Editor, whose comments significantly enhanced the quality of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.17705/1cais.01804 fatcat:l4amwzx63rhijkokxxs7zejpna

The Impact of Agile Transformations on Organizational Performance: A Survey of Teams, Programs and Portfolios [chapter]

Christoph Johann Stettina, Victor van Els, Job Croonenberg, Joost Visser
2021 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
In this paper, we collect new and study existing evidence on the impact of agile transformations on organizational performance across teams, programs and portfolios.  ...  benefits on those dimensions to individual organizational layers of teams, programs and portfolios, showing the magnitude of impact of each dimension per layer.  ...  The authors would like to thank the survey participants and anonymous reviewers for contributing to this study.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-78098-2_6 fatcat:phfp64smorevdkw6xtltovszyq

The Social Nature of Agile Teams

Elizabeth Whitworth, Robert Biddle
2007 AGILE 2007 (AGILE 2007)  
Research included the questions: How do agile practices structure and mediate the experience of individuals developing software?  ...  And in particular, how do agile practices mediate the interaction between individuals and the team as a whole?  ...  of freedom and reduction in job satisfaction.  ... 
doi:10.1109/agile.2007.60 dblp:conf/agiledc/WhitworthB07 fatcat:gzmkk4wlwncalo3rdipt37uqke
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