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Toward Learning Teams
July-Aug. 2013 (vol. 30 no. 4)
pp. 95-98
Rashina Hoda, University of Auckland
Jeffry Babb, West Texas A&M University
Jacob Norbjerg, Copenhagen Business School
Today's software development challenges require learning teams that can continuously apply new engineering and management practices, new and complex technical skills, cross-functional skills, and experiential lessons learned. The pressure of delivering working software often forces software teams to sacrifice learning-focused practices. Effective learning under pressure involves conscious efforts to implement original agile practices such as retrospectives and adapted strategies such as learning spikes. Teams, their management, and customers must all recognize the importance of creating learning teams as the key to braving the erratic climates and uncharted territories of future software development.
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Software development,Information systems,Software engineering,Training,learning teams,programming teams,software engineering process,agile processes
Rashina Hoda, Jeffry Babb, Jacob Norbjerg, "Toward Learning Teams," IEEE Software, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 95-98, July-Aug. 2013, doi:10.1109/MS.2013.90
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