Agile Software Development

Current Research and Future Directions

Editors: Dingsøyr, Torgeir, Dybå, Tore, Moe, Nils Brede (Eds.)

  • Addresses both sources of the agile confusion: fuzzy, multifaceted scope and poor, unconsolidated dissemination of research results and experiences
  • Based on many years of academic research and industrial experience
  • Contributions written by leading experts in agile software development
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Agile software development has become an umbrella term for a number of changes in how software developers plan and coordinate their work, how they communicate with customers and external stakeholders, and how software development is organized in small, medium, and large companies, from the telecom and healthcare sectors to games and interactive media. Still, after a decade of research, agile software development is the source of continued debate due to its multifaceted nature and insufficient synthesis of research results. Dingsøyr, Dybå, and Moe now present a comprehensive snapshot of the knowledge gained over many years of research by those working closely with or in the industry. It shows the current state of research on agile software development through an introduction and ten invited contributions on the main research fields, each written by renowned experts. These chapters cover three main issues: foundations and background of agile development, agile methods in practice, and principal challenges and new frontiers. They show the important results in each subfield, and in addition they explain what these results mean to practitioners as well as for future research in the field. The book is aimed at reflective practitioners and researchers alike, and it also can serve as the basis for graduate courses at universities.

About the authors

Torgeir Dingsøyr works with software process improvement and knowledge management projects as a senior scientist at SINTEF Information and Communication Technology, Trondheim, Norway. At the same time, he holds a position as Adjunct Associate Professor at NUST, the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He is a co-author of the book "Process Improvement in Practice - A Handbook for IT Companies". His current research interests include software process improvement, agile software development, and knowledge management in software engineering. Tore Dybå is chief scientist and research manager at SINTEF Communication and Information Technology. He had worked as a consultant for eight years in Norway and Saudi Arabia before he joined SINTEF in 1994. His research interests include empirical and evidence-based software engineering, software process improvement, and organizational learning and he is the principal author of the book “Process Improvement in Practice: A Handbook for IT Companies. Nils Brede Moe is a research scientist at SINTEF Information and Communication. He has 11 years of experience working as a project manager and researcher within software development and is a co-author of the book “Process Improvement in Practice—A Handbook for IT Companies”. His current research interests include global software development, process improvement, self-management, and agile software development.

Reviews

"Your one-stop resource to agile software development." - from the Foreword by Hakan Erdogmus, Kalemun Research Inc., Ottawa, Canada

"[...] This broad survey of these [agile] methods discusses their most relevant aspects, advantages, and disadvantages. [...] Each self-contained paper includes its own references, yet all of them share a quasi-entomological look at the agile software development field, dissecting its merits and pitfalls. [...]" ACM Copmuting Review, Andrea Paramithiotti, January 2011


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Agile Software Development: An Introduction and Overview

    Dingsøyr, Torgeir (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Towards an Understanding of the Conceptual Underpinnings of Agile Development Methodologies

    Nerur, Sridhar (et al.)

    Pages 15-29

  • Agile Software Development Methods: A Comparative Review

    Abrahamsson, Pekka (et al.)

    Pages 31-59

  • Three ‘C’s of Agile Practice: Collaboration, Co-ordination and Communication

    Sharp, Helen (et al.)

    Pages 61-85

  • From Exotic to Mainstream: A 10-year Odyssey from Internet Speed to Boundary Spanning with Scrum

    Baskerville, Richard (et al.)

    Pages 87-110

Buy this book

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Hardcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-12574-4
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Softcover $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-43265-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agile Software Development
Book Subtitle
Current Research and Future Directions
Editors
  • Torgeir Dingsøyr
  • Tore Dybå
  • Nils Brede Moe
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-12575-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-12575-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-12574-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43265-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 238
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