Towards better understanding of agile teams through behavior change models

Kashumi Madampe, Rashina Hoda, John Grundy

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Agile software development welcomes changes throughout software development-but this implies that agile teams face several dilemmas. When to respond to a change; how to respond; how to manage the change. Our current understanding and support for agile teams during such change management is very limited. Psychological behavioral change models can be used to better understand the behavior of agile teams. Combining our understanding of agile teams and practices with a review of behavior change models, we propose several avenues for studying behavior and behavioral changes in agile teams. Our proposed interdisciplinary approach provides a much needed avenue to acknowledge and address the psychological and behavioral aspects of the humans central to the software engineering process, ultimately assisting with their wellbeing and productivity.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2020 35th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Automated Software Engineering Workshops, ASEW 2020
EditorsClaire Le Goues, David Lo
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450381284
Publication statusPublished - 2020
EventWorkshop on Human Centric Software Engineering & Cyber Security 2020 - Virtual, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 22 Sep 202025 Sep 2020 (Proceedings) (Website)


ConferenceWorkshop on Human Centric Software Engineering & Cyber Security 2020
Abbreviated titleHCSE&CS-2020
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  • agile
  • behavior change models
  • human behavior
  • software development teams

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