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  1. 1. Research Café@AgileIndia2012Rashina HodaThe University of AucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2. Research Stage 22 submissions Reviewed by International PC 15 accepted = 7 long + 4 short + 4 position Archived in the IEEE digital library Proceedings available Distribution of Research Submissions by Country
  3. 3. PeopleResearch and Academic ChairRashina HodaThe University of Auckland, New ZealandResearch Stage Co-ProducerNils Brede MoeSINTEF, NorwaySpeakersJulian Bass, Robert Gordon University, UKBalachander Swaminathan, IIT Bombay, IndiaLaura Plonka, The Open University, UKDaniel J. Jeeson (Ani Liza Asnawi), University of Southampton, UKSonia, University of Delhi, IndiaKeiko Shimazu, KEIO University, JapanVenkatesh Kamat, Goa University, IndiaMichael Waterman, Victoria University of Wellington, NZSonali Bhasin, Nokia Siemens Networks, IndiaRamrao Wagh, Goa University, IndiaKissan Gauns Dessai, Shree Damodar College of Commerce & Economics,Goa, IndiaApologiesQichao Liu, University of Alabama at Birmingham, United StatesCélio Santana, Universidade Federal Rural de Pernambuco, Brazil
  4. 4. PeopleProgram CommitteeNoura Abbas, Colorado Technical University, USAMuhammad Ali Babar, ITU, DenmarkVenugopal Balijepally, Prairie View University, USAShilpa Bhalerao, AITR, IndiaTorgeir Dingsøyr, SINTEF, NorwayYael Dubinsky, IBM Lab, HaifaYvonne Dittrich, ITU, DenmarkTore Dybå, SINTEF, NorwayJennifer Ferriera, Open University, UKOrit Hazzan, Technion, HaifaJohn Hosking, The University of Auckland, NZPhilippe Kruchten, University of British Columbia, CanadaStuart Marshall, Victoria University of Wellington, NZFrank Maurer, University of Calgary, CanadaRabeb Mizouni, KUSTAR, United Arab EmiratesSridhar Nerur, University of Texas at Arlington, USAJames Noble, Victoria University of Wellington, NZRafael Prikladnicki, PUCRS, BrazilNorsaremah Salleh, IIUM, MalaysiaHelen Sharp, Open University, UKAhmed Sidky, Santeon, USABrian Toone, Samford University, USARamrao Wagh, Goa University, IndiaXiaofeng Wang, Lero, Ireland
  5. 5. Presentations5 full presentations @ relevant stages Specialized Research Café  Intro Talk  2 full paper presentations  Poster Madness  Open Space
  6. 6. Agile Research New and emerging field Qualitative, quantitative, mixed Theoretical and field-studies Popular topics  Pair programming  Team dynamics  Adoption case-studies Emerging topics  Self-organization  Method tailoring  ….
  7. 7. Publishing Conferences  Agile conferences: Agile 20xx, XP20xx, Agile India 20xx  Software Engineering conferences: ICSE, SPLASH (OOPSLA), ESEM, CHASE workshop, … Journals  Transactions of Software Engineering (TSE)  Empirical Software Engineering (ESE)  Journal of Systems and Software (JSS)  Information and Software Technology (IST)  International Journal of Agile and Extreme Software Development (IJAESD)  …
  8. 8. An Example… Topic Self-Organizing Agile Teams Method Grounded Theory (qualitative) Participants 58 practitioners, 23 organizations multiple roles, domains Data Collection interviews + observations Data Analysis open, selective, theoretical coding Literature Review Agile, Software Engineering, Information Systems, Management, Organizational Theory Results Theory of Self-organizing Agile Teams explains how software development teams take on informal Roles and perform balanced Practices while facing environmental Factors in order to become self-organizing. Publications ESE, IST, ICSE, OOPSLA, PLoP, EuroPLoP, Agile, XP, CHASE, PhD Thesis… (All publications available on:
  9. 9.  Select a research method and use it well Make the most of supervision Build a network (conferences, groups,…) Approach participants professionally Publish early and frequently Relate your findings to literature No substitute for RIGOUR Take pride in your research!
  10. 10. Coffee/Tea Break
  11. 11. Intro Talk, Dr. Rashina Hoda 10:00-10:30 Research CaféCoffee/Tea Break 10:30-10:45Full Paper Presentations  Agile Practices in Higher Education: A Case Study 10:45-11:15 Venkatesh Kamat and Shailaja Sardessai, Goa University, India  Integration Analysis of Security Activities from the perspective of agility 11:15-11:45 Sonia and Archana Singhal, University of Delhi, IndiaPoster Madness 11:45-12:15  Using Social Media for Collaborative Intelligence in Agile Projects Kissan Gauns Dessai and Ramrao Wagh, Shree Damodar College of Commerce & Economics, Goa, India  Improving Learning Outcome through Iterative Teaching/Learning Methodology Kissan Gauns Dessai Shree Damodar College of Commerce & Economics, Goa, IndiaLunch Break 12:15-01:15Poster Madness (continued…) 01:15-02:15  How much architecture? Reducing the up-front effort Michael Waterman, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand  Quality Assurance in Agile - Drive towards achieving excellence Sonali Bhasin, Nokia Siemens Networks, India  Using Scrum for Software Engineering Class Projects Ramrao Wagh, Goa University, India  Factor Analysis: Investigating Important Aspects for Agile Adoption in Malaysia Ani Liza Asnawi, University of Southampton, UKOpen Space “Researching Agile” 02:15-02:45Coffee/Tea Break 02:45-03:00Open Space (continued…) 03:00-04:30
  12. 12. Research CaféPoster Madness Highlightyour research in 5-15mins talk Engage people in discussion around posters Receive feedback on your posters/research
  13. 13. Research CaféOpen Space Theme: Researching Agile Facilitator: Rashina Hoda Hosts: You! Topics e.g. future of Agile research; fostering collaboration between research and industry; challenges of conducting research on Agile, etc. The Law of Two Feet Discussion
  14. 14. Open Space Topics SummaryQuality in Agile Defining successful project (delivery on time, customer feedback, respond to bugs, etc.) Developers are the field-workers Devs need to show initiative, ownership, communicate with customers. Transparency vs. diplomacy (dev => customer) Own mistakes, fix, estimate fixing time Managers as enablers Challenges  Mini waterfall  Developer attitude and grooming Strategies (what to measure)  Velocity (subjective)  Customer acceptance (shorter iterations help)  Bug rate  Frequent customer feedback
  15. 15. Open Space Topics SummaryPairing + Real Data in AgileResearch Pairing  Effect of pairing on productivity  No conclusive data either ways Real Data  Hard to get industrial data  Convincing companies  Team perspective  Ideas?
  16. 16. Open Space Topics SummaryInternational Agile Education Consortium Getting feedback from students frequently Students afraid of testing – why test continuously? Bringing in interactivity Employability Applying Agile in classroom – apply Agile practices in education (colleges)  Self-help groups  Student quality vs. teacher motivation  Teachers as enablers (coaches) Enabling change  Self-directed learning (e-learning, khan academy)  Getting teachers to buy-in  Money not a motivator, but required for sustenance  Teaching as a part-time => international + elite institutes in India allow for research-led teaching  Teachers of certain personality time (some people happy to be routine)  Involving industry: create a group, make a pilot program  IAEC google group  Phase 1: create awareness in India, GOA university to host first pilot  Phase 2: take it international  Improve on Agile Manifesto for Education first draft