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Embedding Reflection and Learning into Agile Software Development
July-Aug. 2014 (vol. 31 no. 4)
pp. 51-57
Jeffry Babb, West Texas A&M University
Rashina Hoda, University of Auckland
Jacob Norbjerg, Aalborg University
The theoretical underpinnings of agile principles emphasize regular reflection as a means to attain a sustainable development pace and continuous learning. In practice, high iteration pressure can diminish opportunities for ongoing learning and reflection threatening to deprive software teams of learning and reflection and possibly stagnating process evolution. The Reflective Agile Learning Model (REALM) combines insights and results from studies of agile development practices in India, New Zealand, and the US with Schön's theory of reflective practice. Using REALM, agile teams can establish self-organized learning as well as regular process maintenance and opportunities for process evolution to continuously improve practice.
Index Terms:
Software engineering,Software development,Reflection,Learning systems,Project management,Pervasive computing,project management,reflective practice,agile software development,reflection-in-action,reflection-on-action,learning teams,learning organizations,software engineering,pervasive computing
Citation:
Jeffry Babb, Rashina Hoda, Jacob Norbjerg, "Embedding Reflection and Learning into Agile Software Development," IEEE Software, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 51-57, July-Aug. 2014, doi:10.1109/MS.2014.54
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