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COMMUNICATIONIN AGILE TEAMSBY PRAGUN SHARMA
OVERVIEW OF GRAD 695 RESEARCH•What is Communication?•What is an Agile Team?•Contribution to Project Management•Connects information and data between team members, managers,and higher management
PROBLEM STATEMENT•Communication problems•Off-shore and in the same time zone•Company Hierarchy•Inaccurate or wrongful data/messages beingpassed = CORE•Not aware of the correct channel ofcommunication•Problems lead to Unhappy Clients
LITERATURE REVIEW•Communication issues = Very common (Reed & Knight, 2010)•Teams don’t work together most of the time•Face-to Face or visual communication is very essential for agile teams•First risk caused due to communication•Communication process works differently on team basis
SOLUTIONS RECOMMENDED•Sprints•Visual/Vocal Communication (F-F)•Preferably Co-Located•Communication Framework•Debriefing in the Planning Stageand throughout the cycle of theproject by PM•Technology (see fig.)
RESEARCH PROPOSAL•Survey•Qualitative over quantitative•Analysis between Visual and Vocal communication
INSIGHTS AND CONCLUSION•Off-shore leads to communication issues•Organizational hierarchy•Use of technology (tools)•Agile Distributed Software Development teams often require face-to-face communication.•Future research – specific solutions, role of management, differenttypes of teams