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Agile Processes, in Software Engineering, and Extreme Programming

17th International Conference, XP 2016, Edinburgh, UK, May 24-27, 2016, Proceedings

  • Helen Sharp
  • Tracy Hall
Open AccessConference proceedings XP 2016

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-33515-5

Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 251)

Table of contents (35 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Full Research Papers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Focal Points for a More User-Centred Agile Development
      Silvia Bordin, Antonella De Angeli
      Pages 3-15 Open Access
    3. Scaling up the Planning Game: Collaboration Challenges in Large-Scale Agile Product Development
      Felix Evbota, Eric Knauss, Anna Sandberg
      Pages 28-38 Open Access
    4. The Lack of Sharing of Customer Data in Large Software Organizations: Challenges and Implications
      Aleksander Fabijan, Helena Holmström Olsson, Jan Bosch
      Pages 39-52 Open Access
    5. TDDViz: Using Software Changes to Understand Conformance to Test Driven Development
      Michael Hilton, Nicholas Nelson, Hugh McDonald, Sean McDonald, Ron Metoyer, Danny Dig
      Pages 53-65 Open Access
    6. Minimum Viable User EXperience: A Framework for Supporting Product Design in Startups
      Laura Hokkanen, Kati Kuusinen, Kaisa Väänänen
      Pages 66-78 Open Access
    7. Team Portfolio Scrum: An Action Research on Multitasking in Multi-project Scrum Teams
      Christoph J. Stettina, Mark N. W. Smit
      Pages 79-91 Open Access
    8. Quality Assurance in Scrum Applied to Safety Critical Software
      Geir K. Hanssen, Børge Haugset, Tor Stålhane, Thor Myklebust, Ingar Kulbrandstad
      Pages 92-103 Open Access
    9. Flow, Intrinsic Motivation, and Developer Experience in Software Engineering
      Kati Kuusinen, Helen Petrie, Fabian Fagerholm, Tommi Mikkonen
      Pages 104-117 Open Access
    10. Minimum Viable Product or Multiple Facet Product? The Role of MVP in Software Startups
      Anh Nguyen Duc, Pekka Abrahamsson
      Pages 118-130 Open Access
    11. On the Impact of Mixing Responsibilities Between Devs and Ops
      Kristian Nybom, Jens Smeds, Ivan Porres
      Pages 131-143 Open Access
    12. Arsonists or Firefighters? Affectiveness in Agile Software Development
      Marco Ortu, Giuseppe Destefanis, Steve Counsell, Stephen Swift, Roberto Tonelli, Michele Marchesi
      Pages 144-155 Open Access
    13. Insights into the Perceived Benefits of Kanban in Software Companies: Practitioners’ Views
      Muhammad Ovais Ahmad, Jouni Markkula, Markku Oivo
      Pages 156-168 Open Access
    14. Key Challenges in Software Startups Across Life Cycle Stages
      Xiaofeng Wang, Henry Edison, Sohaib Shahid Bajwa, Carmine Giardino, Pekka Abrahamsson
      Pages 169-182 Open Access
  3. Experience Reports

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Mob Programming: Find Fun Faster
      Karel Boekhout
      Pages 185-192 Open Access
    3. Agile Testing on an Online Betting Application
      Nuno Gouveia
      Pages 193-200 Open Access
    4. Pause, Reflect and Act, the Pursuit of Continuous Transformation
      Sandeep Hublikar, Shrikanth Hampiholi
      Pages 201-208 Open Access

About these proceedings


This book contains the refereed proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP 2016, held in Edinburgh, UK, in May 2016.

While agile development has already become mainstream in industry, this field is still constantly evolving and continues to spur an enormous interest both in industry and academia. To this end, the XP conference attracts a large number of software practitioners and researchers, providing a rare opportunity for interaction between the two communities.

The 14 full papers accepted for XP 2016 were selected from 42 submissions. Additionally, 11 experience reports (from 25 submissions) 5 empirical studies (out of 12 submitted) and 5 doctoral papers (from 6 papers submitted) were selected, and in each case the authors were shepherded by an experienced researcher. Generally, all of the submitted papers went through a rigorous peer-review process.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Helen Sharp
    • 1
  • Tracy Hall
    • 2
  1. 1.Computing and Communications DepartmentThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Computer Science DepartmentBrunel University LondonMiddlesexUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33514-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33515-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1865-1348
  • Series Online ISSN 1865-1356