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Real World Scrum A Grounded Theory of Variations in Practice [article]

Zainab Masood, Rashina Hoda, Kelly Blincoe
2021 pre-print
Through a Grounded Theory study involving semi-structured interviews of 45 participants from 30 companies and observations of five teams, we present our findings on how Scrum works in practice as compared  ...  However, not much is known about how Scrum actually works in practice, and critically, where, when, how and why it diverges from Scrum by the book.  ...  This study was conducted with approval from the Human Participants Ethics Committee at the University of Auckland.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tse.2020.3025317 arXiv:2103.15268v1 fatcat:dqbq2zmlevap7m54dlng6zsrm4

Integrating Scrum With Other Design Approaches to Support Student Innovation Projects [chapter]

David Parsons, Kathryn MacCallum, Hayley Sparks
2021 Organizational, Legal, and Technological Dimensions of Information System Administration  
This chapter describes a Scrum-based approach for supporting innovations in learning contexts, extending previous proposals in the literature.  ...  in addition to guidance in meeting the academic requirements of their courses.  ...  Cobb et al. (2003) reinforce this idea that it is a theory-oriented enterprise, where the theories do real work in practical educational contexts.  ... 
doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-4885-1.ch012 fatcat:tksgsulnwjdj7krunlavk5voim

Socio-Technical Grounded Theory for Software Engineering [article]

Rashina Hoda
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Grounded Theory (GT), a sociological research method designed to study social phenomena, is increasingly being used to investigate the human and social aspects of software engineering (SE).  ...  in poor quality studies.  ...  I acknowledge the invaluable contributions of Barney Glaser, Anslem Strauss, Juliet Corbin, and Kathy Charmaz to the Grounded Theory research community.  ... 
arXiv:2103.14235v2 fatcat:edpcpl5jxzezfmwmuiux7o7qbe

Knowledge Creation and Loss within a Software Organization: An Exploratory Case Study

Davi Viana, Tayana Conte, Sabrina Marczak, Raymundo Ferreira, Cleidson de Souza
2015 2015 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
This is done through a case study in which we investigated a Brazilian R&D Institute.  ...  This paper empirically explores how knowledge is created and lost in a software organization, and discusses implications for software development.  ...  This type of case study is carried out to verify what is going on in the real world and to generate insights and ideas [18] . The case must be an event from real life [17] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2015.477 dblp:conf/hicss/VianaCMFS15 fatcat:fqq5w2amubdfdoxed3ltuws6by

How product owner teams scale agile methods to large distributed enterprises

Julian M. Bass
2014 Empirical Software Engineering  
The functions identified in this research are mapped to a scrum of scrums process, and a taxonomy of the functions shows how focusing on either decision-making or information dissemination in each helps  ...  Keywords agile software development • scrum • large scale offshore enterprise development programmes • product owner • product owner teams • grounded theory.  ...  Thanks also go to the current and former students of the Executive MBA at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, who helped to identify target companies.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10664-014-9322-z fatcat:m7yxcsmsm5g57ijqvwavkiopyq

Software quality assurance in Scrum: The need for concrete guidance on SQA strategies in meeting user expectations

Tiisetso Khalane, Maureen Tanner
2013 2013 International Conference on Adaptive Science and Technology  
theory building case study focusing on aspects of SQA in a Scrum environment through the application of Classic Grounded Theory Methodology tenets.  ...  In light of the weaknesses in method engineering and contingency factors approaches, the researcher sought literature grounded on real world case studies from organisations that have successfully implemented  ... 
doi:10.1109/icastech.2013.6707499 fatcat:n7ep2flc4ffg3ezbghnvsbyh7u

A conceptual model and process for client-driven agile requirements prioritization

Zornitza Racheva, Maya Daneva, Andrea Herrmann, Roel J. Wieringa
2010 2010 Fourth International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS)  
This paper presents a Grounded Theory study on agile requirements prioritization methods to yield a conceptual model for understanding the inter-iteration prioritization process in terms of inputs and  ...  Yet, in the agile RE literature, very little is known about how agile reprioritization happens in practice.  ...  at ICSE 2008 for sharing ideas on the topic of agile requirements prioritization.  ... 
doi:10.1109/rcis.2010.5507388 dblp:conf/rcis/RachevaDHW10 fatcat:r2o2jite6behnm6wzqlagzq5si

How Much Up-Front? A Grounded theory of Agile Architecture

Michael Waterman, James Noble, George Allan
2015 2015 IEEE/ACM 37th IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering  
This paper presents a grounded theory of agile architecture that describes how agile software teams answer the question of how much upfront architecture design effort is enough.  ...  This theory, based on grounded theory research involving 44 participants, presents six forces that affect the team's context and five strategies that teams use to help them determine how much effort they  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We are grateful to Victoria University of Wellington for providing funding for this research, and to Ewan Tempero and Rashina Hoda for their invaluable feedback on this paper.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icse.2015.54 dblp:conf/icse/WatermanNA15 fatcat:mcukjpdhurccjgaxt5hi36m7ve

When agile meets the enterprise

Guus van Waardenburg, Hans van Vliet
2013 Information and Software Technology  
Method: We present a grounded theory of the challenges of using agile methods in traditional enterprise environments, based on a Grounded Theory research involving 21 agile practitioners from two large  ...  Conclusion: Agile practices can coexist with plan-driven development. One should, however, keep in mind the context and take actions to mitigate the challenges incurred.  ...  Acknowledgements We thank the participants from company A and B for their willingness to participate in this research.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.infsof.2013.07.012 fatcat:wen6d2m27bccha63l5kvs2dxna

Applying Adapted Big Five Teamwork Theory to Agile Software Development [article]

Diane Strode
2016 arXiv   pre-print
Teamwork is a central tenet of agile software development and various teamwork theories partially explain teamwork in that context.  ...  Big Five teamwork theory is one of the most influential teamwork theories, but prior research shows that the team leadership concept in this theory it is not applicable to agile software development.  ...  in their complexity (based on technical difficulty and number of stakeholders) and their variation in adopting agile software development practices.  ... 
arXiv:1606.03549v1 fatcat:bh62z54g2rh3tfpwn5w7vvpwga

Agile Method Tailoring in Distributed Enterprises: Product Owner Teams

Julian M. Bass
2013 2013 IEEE 8th International Conference on Global Software Engineering  
A grounded theory approach was used to identify that product owner teams comprise nine roles: Groom, Prioritizer, Release Master, Technical Architect, Governor, Communicator, Traveler, Intermediary and  ...  Citation for the version of the work held in 'OpenAIR@RGU': BASS, J. M., 2013. Agile method tailoring in distributed enterprises: product owner teams. Available from OpenAIR@RGU. [online].  ...  Concept categorization was used to organize the large volume of data into a taxonomy. The categorization forms the basis of the grounded theory [32] [33] . IV.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icgse.2013.27 dblp:conf/icgse/Bass13 fatcat:yykpkg5r4jg7jkz2yzgfpyaafq

The Product Backlog

Todd Sedano, Paul Ralph, Cecile Peraire
2019 2019 IEEE/ACM 41st International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)  
Results: We observed 13 practices and 6 obstacles related to product backlog generation. Limitations: Grounded Theory does not support statistical generalization.  ...  Method: Following Constructivist Grounded Theory, we conducted a two-year, five-month participant-observation study of eight software development projects at Pivotal, a large, international software company  ...  In the Real Customer Involvement practice [9] , an onsite customer provides features through story cards.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icse.2019.00036 dblp:conf/icse/SedanoRP19 fatcat:w435dteofvhutlvryo2ye3pi2a

How agile teams make self-assignment work: a grounded theory study

Zainab Masood, Rashina Hoda, Kelly Blincoe
2020 Empirical Software Engineering  
Based on rigorous application of Grounded Theory analysis procedures such as open, axial, and selective coding, we present a comprehensive grounded theory of making self-assignment work that explains the  ...  This Grounded Theory study explores how self-assignment works in agile projects.  ...  To view a copy of this licence, visit  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10664-020-09876-x fatcat:pdzp2muo2nbohp7e7odey2pylq

Experience of industry case studies

Julian M. Bass, Sarah Beecham, John Noll
2018 Proceedings of the 6th International Workshop on Conducting Empirical Studies in Industry - CESI '18  
Both cases were exploring similar problems of understanding the activities performed by various actors involved in scrum software development teams.  ...  This research comprises a methodological comparison of two independent empirical case studies in industry: Case Study A and Case Study B.  ...  7 Whereas research questions exploring variations of the phenomenon under investigation within similar contexts are better investigated by employing the multiple-case approach.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3193965.3193967 dblp:conf/icse/BassBN18 fatcat:pilbzuvohfahzjvjdg5j342q2e

Reconciling perspectives: A grounded theory of how people manage the process of software development

Steve Adolph, Philippe Kruchten, Wendy Hall
2012 Journal of Systems and Software  
Social factors are significant cost drivers for the process of software development. In this field study we generate a grounded theory of how people manage the process of software development.  ...  The main concern of engineers involved in the process of software development is getting the job done. To get the job done, people engage in a four-stage process of Reconciling Perspectives.  ...  Acknowledgements The authors wish to express their thanks to the AgileAlliance, the Scrum Alliance, and the Eclipse Foundation for their support of this research.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jss.2012.01.059 fatcat:afhsygxlyvezll5jzipk5mzo7q
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