Lessons Learned on Communication Channels and Practices in Agile Software Development

Publication Type:

Conference Paper


Proceedings of the 2018 Federated Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems (2018)


<p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px;">Communication plays an important role in Agile Software Development (ASD). In each ASD practice (e.g., stand-up or retrospective meetings), different communication practices and channels are adopted by different companies. Several works have analyzed the impact of communication channels and practices. However, there are no secondary studies summarizing their impact on ASD. This study presents a Systematic Mapping Study (SMS) that aggregates, summarizes, and discusses the results of 25 relevant primary studies concerning the impact of communication channels and practices in ASD. We followed the well-known systematic mapping methodology in software engineering and analyzed empirical studies published before the end of June 2018. The results of our study have yielded several strategies that can be adopted by practitioners. Communication practices are context dependent. In the case of a&nbsp;&hellip;</span></p>