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MIT Research Finding Corroborates Agile Principles
We, the agile practitioners, had known it all along
By: Udayan Banerjee
Aug. 3, 2012 11:00 AM
We, the agile practitioners, had known it all along.
Teams where all members participate equally, collaborate with each other and self-organize produces better software!
Authors of the agile manifesto had experientially learned this. Now researchers from MIT and CMU have experimentally arrived at the same conclusion!
In a research study, “Evidence for a Collective Intelligence Factor in the Performance of Human Groups” by Anita Williams Woolley, Christopher F. Chabris, Alex Pentland, Nada Hashmi, and Thomas W. Malone comes to more or less the same conclusion.
Let us briefly see what the study has to say about group effectiveness.
What impacts group IQ?
Three Negatives …
…and Three Positives
Other findings and recommendations
Four Do’s and Don’ts for group member (and group leader)
How does this correlate with agile principles?
The agile manifesto emphasizes “Individuals and interactions” & “Customer collaboration”.
Principles behind the agile manifesto contain these points:
There is a remarkable similarity. For example here are some of the common practices followed by agile team:
Well, I must admit that I have not seen any recommendation on team effectiveness and the percentage of women in the team.
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