Communication in context: A stimulus-response account of agile team interactions

Nik Nailah Binti Abdullah, Helen Sharp, Shinichi Honiden

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Abstract

Previous research has indicated that work artefacts commonly used by agile teams capture progress information, while functional aspects such as requirements are developed and sustained through the team's social interactions and communication channels. This paper reports an initial empirical study to investigate the relationship between agile work artefacts and communication during stand-up meetings and pair programming sessions, specifically focusing on gathering and clarifying requirements. Using Bateson's communication theory, we found that the work artefacts, and other individuals form an external event system which supports Agile teams during the gathering and clarifying of requirements. Using this communication theory together with Clancey's situated cognition, we predict that if the two do not exist together throughout the interactions, then teams members will form discoordinated actions together.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming - 11th International Conference, XP 2010, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages166-171
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9783642130533
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1
Event11th International Conference on Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming, XP 2010 - Trondheim, Norway
Duration: 2010 Jun 12010 Jun 4

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume48 LNBIP
ISSN (Print)1865-1348

Other

Other11th International Conference on Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming, XP 2010
CountryNorway
CityTrondheim
Period10/6/110/6/4

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Keywords

  • Communication
  • Contexts
  • Empirical study
  • Situated cognition
  • Stand-up meetings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Business and International Management
  • Information Systems
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Information Systems and Management

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Abdullah, N. N. B., Sharp, H., & Honiden, S. (2010). Communication in context: A stimulus-response account of agile team interactions. In Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming - 11th International Conference, XP 2010, Proceedings (pp. 166-171). (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vol. 48 LNBIP). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-13054-0_13