Analyzing effectiveness of workshops for learning agile development principles

Shota Suzuki, Ryushi Shiohama, Masashi Kadoya, Kazunori Sakamoto, Hironori Washizaki, Yoshiaki Fukazawa

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    Abstract

    Workshops are sometimes known as effective ways to learn the human and social factors of software engineering. However, their effectiveness in learning agile development principles in particular has not yet been determined, despite the fact that numerous agile development workshops have been held over the years. In this paper, we analyze the effectiveness of agile development workshops through an experiment, and show that one of representative workshops is indeed effective at learning agile principles. Self-study is another commonly used method to learn something new. Therefore, we compare the effectiveness of workshops with that of self-study to better illustrate the effectiveness of agile development workshops. In our experiment, we examine 7 workshop subjects and 8 self-study subjects, and compare their scores on the agile mind check, which is a method used to measure their degree of mastery of agile principles. As a result, we demonstrate the effectiveness of agile development workshops, especially those that simulate actual experiences. We also show that one of workshops is more effective than self-study regarding the agile mind check score.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - AGILE 2013
    PublisherIEEE Computer Society
    Pages50-59
    Number of pages10
    ISBN (Print)9780769550763
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event2013 Agile Conference, AGILE 2013 - Nashville, TN
    Duration: 2013 Aug 52013 Aug 9

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    Other2013 Agile Conference, AGILE 2013
    CityNashville, TN
    Period13/8/513/8/9

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    Software engineering
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    Keywords

    • Agile development workshops
    • workshop effectiveness

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software

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    Suzuki, S., Shiohama, R., Kadoya, M., Sakamoto, K., Washizaki, H., & Fukazawa, Y. (2013). Analyzing effectiveness of workshops for learning agile development principles. In Proceedings - AGILE 2013 (pp. 50-59). [6612878] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/AGILE.2013.12

    Analyzing effectiveness of workshops for learning agile development principles. / Suzuki, Shota; Shiohama, Ryushi; Kadoya, Masashi; Sakamoto, Kazunori; Washizaki, Hironori; Fukazawa, Yoshiaki.

    Proceedings - AGILE 2013. IEEE Computer Society, 2013. p. 50-59 6612878.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Suzuki, S, Shiohama, R, Kadoya, M, Sakamoto, K, Washizaki, H & Fukazawa, Y 2013, Analyzing effectiveness of workshops for learning agile development principles. in Proceedings - AGILE 2013., 6612878, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 50-59, 2013 Agile Conference, AGILE 2013, Nashville, TN, 13/8/5. https://doi.org/10.1109/AGILE.2013.12
    Suzuki S, Shiohama R, Kadoya M, Sakamoto K, Washizaki H, Fukazawa Y. Analyzing effectiveness of workshops for learning agile development principles. In Proceedings - AGILE 2013. IEEE Computer Society. 2013. p. 50-59. 6612878 https://doi.org/10.1109/AGILE.2013.12
    Suzuki, Shota ; Shiohama, Ryushi ; Kadoya, Masashi ; Sakamoto, Kazunori ; Washizaki, Hironori ; Fukazawa, Yoshiaki. / Analyzing effectiveness of workshops for learning agile development principles. Proceedings - AGILE 2013. IEEE Computer Society, 2013. pp. 50-59
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