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The Agile Transition in Software Development Companies: The Most Common Barriers and How to Overcome Them

Santiago Obrutsky, Emre Erturk
2017 Business and Management Research  
Using this method, this research project gathered information about the important issues that software development companies have to overcome in order to be successful in an Agile transition.  ...  The purpose of this paper is to investigate the most common barriers facing the greater adoption of Agile approaches to project management, and ways to overcome these barriers during an Agile transition  ...  Therefore, it is advisable for project managers and software developers to be well trained in this methodology due to the increasingly agile future of software development.  ... 
doi:10.5430/bmr.v6n4p40 fatcat:vmda44veqzb5xgc3qycorop23u

Agile offsharing: Using pair work to overcome nearshoring difficulties

Lutz Prechelt
2013 2013 6th International Workshop on Cooperative and Human Aspects of Software Engineering (CHASE)  
A major problem in distributed development situations, in particular offshoring situations, is often creating a proper understanding of the requirements at the remote site.  ...  be carried out.  ...  In non-distributed development, they have introduced agile team processes to overcome this problem and found that the fine-grained iterative nature of these processes helps a lot and brings many additional  ... 
doi:10.1109/chase.2013.6614755 dblp:conf/icse/Prechelt13 fatcat:wqvqz45chbdgfp6addibcilqry

Agile Software Development in Global Software Engineering

Pawanpreet Kaur, Sumit Sharma
2014 International Journal of Computer Applications  
Therefore it is necessary to carefully understand the benefits and challenges of combining agile methods in distributed projects.  ...  The software development industry is investigating the use of agile development methodologies in distributed environment due to its benefits of better communication and coordination, improved productivity  ...  Socio-cultural differences of distributed team members can also be a reason for building trust within the teams [10] .  ... 
doi:10.5120/16999-7181 fatcat:r4fnuf5zt5dyvgwfumdv2dgide

Challenges in Distributed Agile Software Development Environment: A Systematic Literature Review

2019 KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems  
Due to increasing interest in distributed agile software development, there is a need to systematically review the literature on challenges encountered in the agile software development environment.  ...  Of the 32 publications, only 4 included research which proposed new solutions to address challenges in agile distributed software development.  ...  Distributed agile development however introduces distances which create barriers to developing a strong awareness of others.  ... 
doi:10.3837/tiis.2019.09.013 fatcat:kurlkcnlarddvg4njkl25mdppq

Distributed Agile Software Development: A Review [article]

Suprika Vasudeva Shrivastava, Hema Date
2010 arXiv   pre-print
DSD and agile. We discuss the challenges faced by geographically distributed agile teams and proven practices to address these issues, which will help in building a successful distributed team.  ...  Large geographical distance, different time zones and cultural differences in distributed software development (DSD) leads to weak communication which adversely affects the project.  ...  TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR AGILE DISTRIBUTE DEVELOPMENT In order to create an effective distributed agile team, various communication barriers have to be overcome.  ... 
arXiv:1006.1955v1 fatcat:h5mfiz2govadbeofndvqj4o3qi

"When in Rome, Do as the Romans Do": Cultural Barriers to Being Agile in Distributed Teams [chapter]

Darja Šmite, Javier Gonzalez-Huerta, Nils Brede Moe
2020 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
Furthermore, we report the findings from surveying 36 offshore team members from five DevOps teams regarding their likely behavior in situations reported to be problematic.  ...  of agile methods may be challenging.  ...  barriers, what resulting behaviors impede agility, and whether these behaviors prevail among offshore engineers working in distributed agile teams.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-49392-9_10 fatcat:nlgzosia55dsvnk4opmynuramu

Applying Agile Principles for Distributed Software Development

Rashmi Phalnikar, V.S. Deshpande, S.D. Joshi
2009 2009 International Conference on Advanced Computer Control  
This paper describes the benefits of using Agile process and Scrum the iterative incremental process in Distributed Software development, and proposes two team structures for its implementation.  ...  Adapting these practices in a distributed environment can help distributed development tackle the challenges of cultural incompatibility, leadership struggle and lack of trust.  ...  Fig. 1 : 1 Model for a process using Agile principleTo overcome the drawbacks of the standard agile model, we propose two team structures to exploit the advantages of Agile process in distributed software  ... 
doi:10.1109/icacc.2009.93 fatcat:5c3eob4js5ckvifek5rbboitnq

Cultural Issues in Offshore Teams: A Categorization based on Existing Studies

2019 KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems  
Cultural and personal issues resulting from dispersed teams are considered to be serious barriers to form trust and organize effective agile teams.  ...  This paper provides a list and analysis of common challenges mainly resulting from cultural differences and barriers in Agile Software Development (ASD) offshore teams.  ...  teams that are cultural in nature or can be considered to be caused by cultural issues?  ... 
doi:10.3837/tiis.2019.03.014 fatcat:h24g6nmpxbexbcntfepsdpawve

A Framework for Risk Management in Globally Distributed Agile Software Development (Agile GSD)

Suprika Vasudeva Shrivastava, Hema Date
2009 Interscience Management Review  
Each component of the framework is discussed in the paper in detail. The research will be relevant for the project managers who are handling distribute agile projects.  ...  In the current literature, few research papers mention about the risk involved in globally distributed agile development process.  ...  Cultural Difference: when projects are distributed, a number of cultural problems like language barriers, work culture difference, cultural bias arise.  ... 
doi:10.47893/imr.2009.1022 fatcat:av3ai3cu4bhnhdpr4fnsb7oih4

Getting IT to work for marketing: Exploring collaboration between marketing and IT functions for the delivery of marketing innovation

Andrew Buckley
2015 Journal of Direct Data and Digital Marketing Practice  
All the firms acknowledged interpretative barriers to collaboration and employed a variety of different tactics to overcome them.  ...  The key implication of the study's findings is that the success of marketing automation projects can be improved by dealing explicitly with interpretative barriers to collaboration.  ...  pool' On implementation of agile: 'Well, I think it drives collaboration', and, 'it seems to be working better' Barriers to collaboration Tactics to overcome the interpretative barriers are known and  ... 
doi:10.1057/dddmp.2015.29 fatcat:pd2insk6ora6njugshgk2gk62a

Systematic Literature Review of Knowledge Sharing Barriers and Facilitators in Global Software Development Organizations Using Concept Maps

Rayhab Anwar, Mobashar Rehman, Khor Siak Wang, Manzoor Ahmed Hashmani
2019 IEEE Access  
The identified factors can be strategically used as the guidelines in the global software development organizations to boost the culture of knowledge sharing.  ...  INDEX TERMS Knowledge sharing barriers, knowledge sharing facilitators, global software development organizations, cultural barriers, geographical barriers. VOLUME 7, 2019 2169-3536 2019 IEEE.  ...  WORKSHOPS Weekly and monthly workshops and seminars helped in understanding project knowledge between ''business teams'', ''technical teams'' and ''customers'' in distributed agile teams [43] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/access.2019.2895690 fatcat:v32kbthdevdw5gmbkg4wfzcam4

Towards Comprehensive and Disciplined Change Management Strategy in Agile Transformation Process

Taghi Javdani Gandomani, Hazura Zulzalil, Abdul Azim Abd Ghani, Abu Bakar Md. Sultan
2013 Research Journal of Applied Sciences Engineering and Technology  
Moving to agile through a well-defined strategy and framework is essential and this socio-technical process should be studied in deep.  ...  Advantages and earned values of agile approach in software industry motivate a lot of companies to try to use agile methods in their software product lines.  ...  Agile adoption process in distributed organizations has more issues to be managed compare to the previous discusses challenges. The most important issues are communication and cultural differences.  ... 
doi:10.19026/rjaset.6.3706 fatcat:q2ttkk3nxjhlnf2js7dapiuwx4

AGILE DISTRIBUTED SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT IN NINE CENTRAL EUROPEAN TEAMS:CHALLENGES, BENEFITS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Manuel Stadler, Raoul Vallon, Martin Pazderka, Thomas Grechenig
2019 International Journal of Computer Science & Information Technology (IJCSIT)  
P1: Iterations in distributed agile teams are similar in length to iterations in co-located teams: Short iteration cycles which re-evaluate the current status of a team and project are used to overcome  ...  We examine the application of agile practices in software engineering teams with low geographical distribution in Austria and Germany.  ...  [32] investigating communication challenges in geographically distributed agile development (GDAD) and techniques to overcome those challenges on a global distributed scale.  ... 
doi:10.5121/ijcsit.2019.11101 fatcat:doo3dnvqpbfejofax2ydkiwl2y

Agile Adoption in IT Organizations

2015 KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems  
The contribution of this analysis is to present guideline related to avoid or overcome the barriers towards adoption of agile.  ...  This paper intends to identify and analyze the barriers that impact on the performance of IT organizations that use such agile software development methods.  ...  Similarly, in 2013, the changing of organizations culture was the number one barrier to agile adoption.  ... 
doi:10.3837/tiis.2015.08.029 fatcat:wk3asuqxdbexllb6cgbs4it5jq

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF COLLOCATED AND DISTRIBUTED AGILE SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT

Karthik Sistla, AshlinPaul Sherry, Dr.Manjula R.
2016 International Journal of Advanced Research  
One of the major principles of the agile methodology is that all the teams and stakeholders involved should work at the same geographical location in order to have coordination amongst the various teams  ...  Hence software development has also become distributed in order to attain high levels of quality and productivity and decrease the costs at the same time.  ...  Acknowledgements:- The authors would like to thank all the participants who have contributed to the study, the organizations involved and the anonymous reviewers for their useful comments and inputs without  ... 
doi:10.21474/ijar01/1904 fatcat:ci5avbube5bitmskwzfdi3jr5a
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