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JSW 2013 Vol.8(12): 3066-3081 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.4304/jsw.8.12.3066-3081

Raising the Awareness of Development Progress in Distributed Agile Projects

Sultan Alyahya1, Wendy K. Ivins2, W. A. Gray2

1King Saud University/College of Computer & Information Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2Cardiff University/School of Computer Science & Informatics, Cardiff, UK

Abstract—This article discusses a computer-based holistic approach to raise the awareness of development progress in distributed agile projects. The approach analyses how the technical activities (i.e. source code versioning, unit testing, acceptance testing, integration and releasing) affects development progress and provides automatic mechanisms that help co-ordinate progress change with distributed team members. The approach has been evaluated through practical scenarios and has validated these through a research prototype. The result shows that the use of the holistic approach can provide better awareness of progress to team members than the traditional approach that relies on informal communications.

Index Terms—Agile Development, Progress Tracking, Awareness, Co-ordination, Distributed Teams.

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Cite: Sultan Alyahya, Wendy K. Ivins, W. A. Gray, "Raising the Awareness of Development Progress in Distributed Agile Projects," Journal of Software vol. 8, no. 12, pp. 3066-3081, 2013.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency:  Quarterly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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