Motivation and Cohesion in Agile Teams

  • Whitworth E
  • Biddle R
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This research explored aspects of agile teamwork initiatives associated with positive socio-psychological phenomena, with a focus on phenomena outside the scope of traditional management, organizational, and software engineering research. Agile teams were viewed as complex adaptive socio-technical systems. Qualitative grounded theory was used to explore the socio-psychological characteristics of agile teams under the umbrella research question: What is the experience of being in an agile software development team? Results included a deeper understanding of the link between agile practices and positive team outcomes such as motivation and cohesion.

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  • Elizabeth Whitworth

  • Robert Biddle

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