Coordination in Large-Scale Agile Software Development: Integrating Conditions and Configurations in Multiteam Systems

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Springer, May 5, 2017 - Computers - 128 pages
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This book explores coordination within and between teams in the context of large-scale agile software development, providing readers a deeper understanding of how coordinated action between teams is achieved in multiteam systems. An exploratory multiple case study with five multiteam systems and a total of 66 interviewees from development teams at SAP SE is presented and analyzed. In addition, the book explores stereotypes of coordination in large-scale agile settings and shares new perspectives on integrating conditions for coordination. No previous study has researched this topic with a similar data set, consisting of insights from professional software development teams. As such, the book will be of interest to all researchers and practitioners whose work involves software product development across several teams.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations
7
3 Research Design
39
4 Case Study Results on Coordination in Multiteam Systems
49
5 Discussion and Summary
107
Coordination in LargeScale Agile Software Development
118
Appendix
119
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Alexander Scheerer is an Agile Coach and Scrum Master at SAP,SE, Germany. He received his PhD from the University of Mannheim, Germany. His research interest lies in large-scale agile software development with multiple teams.

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