The Role of Knowledge Management in Agile Software Development

  • Broderick Crawford
  • Claudio León de la Barra
  • Ricardo Soto
  • Mario Dorochesi
  • Eric Monfroy
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 373)


A software engineering project depends significantly on team performance, software is created by people for people involving human cooperation. In the last years, the tradicional software development approaches are changing and agile methods have received considerable appreciation. Among other attributes, the agilists claim that knowledge sharing is one of the keys to response to common problems and challenges of software development today. The agile principles and values have emphasized the importance of collaboration and interaction in the software development and, by other hand, creative work commonly involves collaboration in some form and it can be understood as an interaction between an individual and a sociocultural context. Agile methods had attained worldwide fame for its ability to increase the productivity of software teams by several magnitudes through empowering individuals, fostering a team-oriented environment, and focusing on project transparency and results. Particularly relevant are the team structure (creative and agile roles) and its functioning (creative techniques used).


Knowledge Management Software Engineering Agile Development Creativity Creative teams 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Broderick Crawford
    • 1
    • 2
  • Claudio León de la Barra
    • 1
  • Ricardo Soto
    • 1
    • 3
  • Mario Dorochesi
    • 4
  • Eric Monfroy
    • 5
  1. 1.Pontificia Universidad Católica de ValparaísoChile
  2. 2.Universidad Finis TerraeChile
  3. 3.Universidad Autónoma de ChileChile
  4. 4.Universidad Técnica Federico Santa MaríaChile
  5. 5.Université de NantesFrance

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