Understanding Self-Organizing Teams in Agile Software Development

  title={Understanding Self-Organizing Teams in Agile Software Development},
  author={Nils Brede Moe and Torgeir Dings{\o}yr and Tore Dyb{\aa}},
  journal={19th Australian Conference on Software Engineering (aswec 2008)},
Traditional software teams consist of independently focused self-managing professionals with high individual but low team autonomy. A challenge with introducing agile software development is that it requires a high level of both individual and team autonomy. This paper studies the barriers with introducing self-organizing teams in agile software development and presents data from a seven month ethnographic study of professional developers in a Scrum team. We found the most important barrier to… CONTINUE READING

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