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 (agileresearchnetwork.org) 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 agileresearchnetwork.org 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



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