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Agile teams: Do’s and don’ts in agile software development


  • Öjvind Lindgren

    () (University of Borås)

  • Jennifer McAllister

    () (Middlesex University)


Self-organizing teams are a distinctive feature of agile software development, and they directly affect the effectiveness of the team and the overall project success. Agile software development methods, and Scrum method in particular, emphasize self-organizing teams, but they do not provide clear guidelines on how teams should become and remain self-organizing. The theory of agile teams explains how teams devoted to software development assume informal, implicit, temporary, and spontaneous roles to carry out balanced practices while they face critical factors in order to become self-organizing.

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  • Öjvind Lindgren & Jennifer McAllister, 2014. "Agile teams: Do’s and don’ts in agile software development," Journal of Socioeconomic Engineering, Instituto Universitario de Análisis Económico y Social, issue 1, pages 16-20, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:uae:soceng:y:2014:i:1:p:16-20

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