A4 Article in conference proceedings
The Impact of Agile Software Development Approach on Software Developers’ Responsibilities

List of Authors: Anne-Maarit Majanoja, Petri Avikainen, Ville Leppänen
Publication year: 2017
Book title *: Recent Advances in Information Systems and Technologies: Volume 1
Title of series: Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing (AISC)
Volume number: 569
Number of pages: 11
ISBN: 978-3-319-56534-7
eISBN: 978-3-319-56535-4
ISSN: 2194-5357


Nowadays, software releases are expected to be produced in high-speed
cycles, agile based methodologies are considered as default, and
thereupon software developers face new demands and responsibilities.
Agile methods give a lot of freedom to the software developers to manage
projects and solve problems by themselves. In this paper we surveyed a
group of Finnish software developers and asked what kind of tools and
software development methods they use in their daily work and commitment
to the agile methods. It was found that the developers interact
directly with various end-customers and stakeholders, which increased
the interaction surface and responsibilities. The software developers’
decisions also directly affect the developed systems and processes. They
also use numerous tools during their development work to get the needed
information. It was also found that agile based rapid delivery approach
increases the complexity of system management, need of decision making,
and learning.

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