Autonomous agile teams: challenges and future directions for research

Viktoria Stray, Nils Brede Moe, Rashina Hoda

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According to the principles articulated in the agile manifesto, motivated and empowered software developers-relying on technical excellence and simple designs-create business value by delivering working software to users at regular short intervals. These principles have spawned many practices. At the core of these practices is the idea of autonomous, self-managing, or self-organizing teams whose members work at a pace that sustains their creativity and productivity. This article summarizes the main challenges faced when implementing autonomous teams and the topics and research questions that future research should address.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCompanion Proceedings - 19th International Conference on Agile Software Development
EditorsStefan Wagner, Rashida Hoda, Ademar Aguiar
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450364225, 97814503642218, 9781450364220
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Agile Software Development 2018 - Porto, Portugal
Duration: 21 May 201825 May 2018
Conference number: 19th (Website)


ConferenceConference on Agile Software Development 2018
Abbreviated titleXP 2018
Internet address


  • Agile practices
  • Autonomy
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Continuous learning
  • Coordination
  • Research agenda
  • Self-management
  • Self-organizing
  • Software engineering
  • Teams

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