Agile software practice challenges

Topic Description

This research project is to investigate the challenges faced by agile practitioners. Working alongside researchers in the Agile Research Network ( you will be interacting directly with agile practitioners to explore and address their challenges. There is a wide set of possibilities and opportunity for the project to be flexible to accommodate a range of specific interests, including UX design, knowledge sharing, pair programming, Test-driven development, and distributed working.

Skills Required:

Ideally you should have experience in software development practice and an understanding or experience of agile software development.

Background Reading:

Please visit for more details of the project and outputs

Gregory, A.J., Barroca, L., Taylor, K.J., Salah, D. and Sharp, H. (2015) ‘Agile Challenges in Practice: A Thematic Analysis’, in Proceedings of XP 2015

Barroca, L., Sharp, H., Salah, D., Taylor, K.J., and Gregory, A.J. (2015) ‘Bridging the gap between research and agile practice: an evolutionary model’, International Journal of System Assurance Engineering and Management. 10.1007/s13198-015-0355-5

Sharp, H., Plonka, L., Taylor, K.J., and Gregory, A.J. (2014) ‘Overcoming challenges in Collaboration between research and practice: the Agile Research Network’ in Proceedings of Software Engineering Research and Industrial Practices, a workshop co-located at ICSE 2014, 1st June, Hyderabad

Report an error on this page