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Coordination in Large-Scale Agile Software Development

Integrating Conditions and Configurations in Multiteam Systems


Part of the Progress in IS book series (PROIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Alexander Scheerer
    Pages 1-6
  3. Alexander Scheerer
    Pages 7-37
  4. Alexander Scheerer
    Pages 39-48
  5. Alexander Scheerer
    Pages 107-117
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 119-128

About this book


This book explores coordination within and between teams in the context of large-scale agile software development, providing readers a deeper understanding of how coordinated action between teams is achieved in multiteam systems. An exploratory multiple case study with five multiteam systems and a total of 66 interviewees from development teams at SAP SE is presented and analyzed. In addition, the book explores stereotypes of coordination in large-scale agile settings and shares new perspectives on integrating conditions for coordination. No previous study has researched this topic with a similar data set, consisting of insights from professional software development teams. As such, the book will be of interest to all researchers and practitioners whose work involves software product development across several teams.


large-scale agile settings inter-team coordination agile software development multiteam software development teams software development process case study

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Globalization ServicesSAP SE Globalization ServicesWalldorfGermany

About the authors

Alexander Scheerer is an Agile Coach and Scrum Master at SAP,SE, Germany. He received his PhD from the University of Mannheim, Germany. His research interest lies in large-scale agile software development with multiple teams.

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