CHASE 2024
Sun 14 - Mon 15 April 2024 Lisbon, Portugal
co-located with ICSE 2024

A number of methods for large-scale agile development have recently been suggested. Much of the advice in agile methods focuses on teamwork. Prior research has established that teamwork quality influences project success both for traditional software development teams and agile teams. Further, prior studies have also suggested that teamwork quality may play out differently in large projects compared to small. We investigated the relationship between teamwork quality and project success with a survey of 196 project participants across 34 teams in four projects, replicating a previous study on single teams. The new data do not fit the previously established theoretical model, which raises several concerns. The observed effect of teamwork quality on project success operates differently across projects. We discuss possible reasons, which include disagreements on what characterises success in large-scale agile development, “concept drift” of teamwork quality factors, the possibility that interteam factors might have more influence on project success than intrateam factors, and finally, that our study design does not capture all relevant levels and functions. We conclude with a call for more studies on the quality and frequency of interaction between teams in addition to internal team factors to further advance theory and practice within large-scale agile software development.

Sun 14 Apr

Displayed time zone: Lisbon change

14:00 - 15:30
AI adoption and hybrid - recent trends in SEFull Papers / Short Papers / Journal-First at Fernando Pessoa
Chair(s): Giuseppe Destefanis Brunel University London
Challenges with Teamwork Quality and the Relationship to Project Success in Large-Scale Agile ProjectsShort Paper
Short Papers
Torgeir Dingsøyr Norwegian University of Science and Technology and SimulaMet, Phillip Schneider , Gunnar Rye Bergersen University of Oslo, Yngve Lindsjørn
Hybrid Work meets Agile Software Development: A Systematic Mapping StudyFull Paper
Full Papers
Dron Khanna Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Emily Laue Christensen IT University of Copenhagen, Saagarika Gosu Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Xiaofeng Wang Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Maria Paasivaara LUT University, Finland & Aalto University, Finland
Post-Pandemic Hybrid Work in Software Companies: Findings from an Industrial Case StudyFull Paper
Full Papers
Navigating the Complexity of Generative AI Adoption in Software EngineeringJournal-First
Daniel Russo Department of Computer Science, Aalborg University