Motivation and Cohesion in Agile Teams

  • Elizabeth Whitworth
  • Robert Biddle
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4536)


This research explored aspects of agile teamwork initiatives associated with positive socio-psychological phenomena, with a focus on phenomena outside the scope of traditional management, organizational, and software engineering research. Agile teams were viewed as complex adaptive socio-technical systems. Qualitative grounded theory was used to explore the socio-psychological characteristics of agile teams under the umbrella research question: What is the experience of being in an agile software development team? Results included a deeper understanding of the link between agile practices and positive team outcomes such as motivation and cohesion.


Team Member Agile Method Team Climate Agile Practice Agile Software Development 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elizabeth Whitworth
    • 1
  • Robert Biddle
    • 1
  1. 1.Human-Oriented Technology Laboratory, Carleton University, OttawaCanada

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