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Agile Teams Working from Home During the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Literature Review on New Advantages and Challenges

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Whilst co-location is the common and preferred kind and key standard for self-organizing agile teams, this option is not always possible for some organizations that have to lead to the distribution of teams and/or individuals in one or another form, especially because of Sars-Cov-2 pandemic (Covid-19) today. The pandemic has forced a shift to virtual working for many organizations, which makes it necessary to investigate its possible effects on the self-organizing agile teams. In this manner, this study aims to investigate emergent challenges and advantages arising from working at home for self-organizing agile teams where every team member works from home with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic by systemically reviewing the literature. Finally, all the findings, derived from the literature, were discussed from coordination, collaboration and communication, agile practices, agility, emotions and feelings, leadership, productivity, and quality aspects. The results demonstrate that along with some specific challenges for the agile teams during the pandemic, there are several advantages of working at home for them.

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Ozkan, N., Erdil, O., Gök, M.Ş. (2022). Agile Teams Working from Home During the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Literature Review on New Advantages and Challenges. In: Przybyłek, A., Jarzębowicz, A., Luković, I., Ng, Y.Y. (eds) Lean and Agile Software Development. LASD 2022. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol 438. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-94238-0_3

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