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Att arbeta med Scrum: Påverkan på arbetslag, kommunikation och social miljö
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
2011 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Systems development methods has always been an important part of the systems development process. It affects not only the product, but also the organization itself. Today more and more companies are abandoning the more rigid traditional methods for the more flexible agile ones. A transition like this is bound to affect the product and the organization, but in what ways? Is it a difficult transition to make, and how does it affect social environment and dynamics? Does it change how people communicate information to each other? This study was conducted at a local branch of a larger international IT-company. The company had recently switched from a traditional waterfall method to the agile method Scrum. The study’s aim was to see if and how this transition caused any changes in the way that the company develops their artifacts. A characteristic for Scrum is that people collaborate in small self-organizing teams. How is this affecting the social structures and the relationships between individuals? The study is of qualitative nature, where semi-structured interviews were conducted with people from the different Scrum teams. The study has shown that this kind of transition takes time, but that people are positive towards its benefits. The fact that individuals are no longer isolated with their own task, but are instead working closely together with their team members has led to, perhaps less, but better and more accurate products. To be in a tight team with a common goal has also made people more content with their social exchange and work situation, which positively affects moral. The physical closeness to the team has led to improvements in the communication and collaboration between teammembers. However it has also had the effect that the communication and collaboration with the other teams have deteriorated, due to the teams having differing ways of working, differing norms and differing goals.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 45 p.
Informatik Student Paper Bachelor (INFSPB), SPB 2011.19
Keyword [sv]
Scrum, systemutveckling, kommunikation
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-46472OAI: diva2:438463
Educational program
Beteendevetenskapliga programmet med inriktning mot IT-miljöer
Available from: 2011-09-02 Created: 2011-09-02 Last updated: 2011-09-02Bibliographically approved

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