How Covid-19 and Working From Home Have Affected Agile Software Development

University essay from Jönköping University/JTH, Avdelningen för datateknik och informatik

Author: Emil Christoffersson; Philip Djup; [2021]

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Abstract: Due to Covid-19, there has been a rise of uncertainties around the world. One of theuncertainties is how teams and individuals of these teams in agile software developmenthas been affected. The goal of this paper is to see how Covid-19 has affected thesepeople that are WFH (Working from home). In order to collect data for the research paper, a survey of qualitative and quantitativeresponses and semi-structured qualitative interviews are used. In total there were 17 respondents to the survey and two interviews were conducted. The findings of the research show that there have been increased numbers of meetingsand they have also gone to a more online setting compared to before. Goals in generalhave been slightly harder to reach to the extent where communication has been slower.Higher focus has been established by the workers leading to productivity has beenimproved both from the individual perspective and the team perspective. The majorityalso would like to continue to work from home going into the future and going to theoffice is not mandatory but instead optional. 

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