Software Development and CSCW: Standardization and Flexibility in Large-Scale Agile Development

Helena Tendedez, Maria Angela M.A.F. Ferrario, Jon Whittle

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Abstract

Identifying which agile methods and processes are most effective depends on the goals and aims of an organisation. Agile development promotes an environment of continuous improvement and trust within self-organising teams. Therefore, it is important to allow teams to have the flexibility to customize and tailor their chosen methods. However, in a large-scale agile deployment, there needs to be a degree of process standardization across the organisation; otherwise, different teams will not be able to effectively share knowledge and best practices. This paper addresses this classic CSCW issue of the tensions that arise between process standardization and flexibility in a large-scale agile deployment at the BBC.
Original languageEnglish
Article number171
Number of pages23
JournalProceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction - CSCW
Volume2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Nov 2018

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