Agile Process Improvement: Diagnosis and Planning to Improve Teamwork

  • Mats Angermo Ringstad
  • Torgeir Dingsøyr
  • Nils Brede Moe
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 172)


Agile software development addresses software process improvement within teams. Process improvement, although a central concept in agile development, is still hard to achieve. This paper argues for the use of diagnosis and action planning to improve teamwork in agile software development. Diagnosis and action planning is illustrated in a small and immature team and in a large and more mature team. The action planning focused on improving shared leadership, team orientation and learning. The improvement project provided most new insight for the mature team.


software process improvement teamwork agile software development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mats Angermo Ringstad
    • 1
  • Torgeir Dingsøyr
    • 2
    • 3
  • Nils Brede Moe
    • 2
  1. 1.Acando ASOsloNorway
  2. 2.SINTEFTrondheimNorway
  3. 3.Dept. of Computer and Information ScienceNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyTrondheimNorway

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