Less waste means better communication in agile development projects

Mikko Korkala

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Agile software development (e.g. Scrum and Extreme Programming) and Lean Software Development as development approaches both emphasize effective communication which is often a bottleneck particularly in distributed development. Improving communication in agile software development mainly focuses on general level recommendations, such as the use of different communication tools and practices. In order to provide companies with a more detailed tool for improving communication, this study discusses using waste (a central element in Lean Software Development) identification as a means for identifying the bottlenecks in communication. The study provides a concrete approach for companies in order for them to improve communication in their distributed development efforts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationValue-driven business in the cloud
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8128-3
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8127-6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

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SeriesVTT Research Highlights


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