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Measuring feature team characteristics of software development teams
KTH, School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC).
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This report evaluates the team-structure of three software maintenance teams in order to decide their level of featureness (a term that defines to what extent a team has the quality (the set of characteristics) of being a feature team). Simulations of changes that are expressed as beneficial in an agile environment and that could increase the teams‘ level of featureness within the team structure are performed. The results show that each team‘s level of featureness is affected differently by each change. Partly, this underlines the importance of understanding the current team-structure before implementing changes that aim to increase the level of featureness. And secondly, within the scope of the study, the change where a user expert is declared a team member is concluded as the change that increases the teams‘ level of featureness the most. Based on the results the report also concludes that it is essential to implement changes that affect different, which in combination can increase the level of featureness. 

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Keyword [en]
Feature team; Software maintenance; Agile Software Development; Cross-Functional; Self-managed
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Human Computer Interaction
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-192371OAI: diva2:967988
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Scania IT
Subject / course
Human - Computer Interaction
Educational program
Master of Science - Computer Science
Available from: 2016-10-03 Created: 2016-09-11 Last updated: 2016-10-03Bibliographically approved

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