Been thinking about this for some time now. Finally got pen to paper and so you can read full details in my article by the same name (“Power to the People“) in IEEE Software’s March 2013 issue. Also, presented this at the recently concluded Agile NZ conference in Wellington. Slides below.
Calling all Agile and Lean Practitioners in Auckland!
Propose a Project for a new Agile & Lean software development course at The University of Auckland.
Do you a neat project idea that requires programming but do not have the time or expertise to develop it yourself? The University of Auckland Software Engineering students can help!
I’m pleased to announce the launch of a new 700-level course in Software Engineering at The University of Auckland.
SoftEng761: Special Topics in Software Engineering featuring Agile and Lean Software Development
I’ll be running the course in Semester 1, 2013 (March – June 2013)
SoftEng761 is a project-based course focusing on teamwork, customer collaboration, and core software engineering practices. It is designed to allow students to gain practical experience in using Agile and Lean software development methods to develop software prototypes in collaboration with customers (industry representatives.) Typical students are expected to be final year Bachelor of Engineering students and Master of Engineering studies students. This provides an excellent opportunity for you to explore a prototype of a new software application or extend/refresh an existing system. Working with our final year BE and ME studies students will also help raise your visibility as potential employers for our future graduates.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
Please feel free to forward this post on to friends and colleagues who may be interested.
PhD, Lecturer of Software Engineering
Group Leader, SEPTA Research
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Auckland
Opening Talk by Naresh Jain, Conference Chair: http://www.slideshare.net/nashjain/agile-india-2012-opening-talk/
Wish researchers would listen to what practitioners had to say?
Want to make a difference to the state of Agile practices and research?
Have experiences of Agile software development you want to share?
…We’re all ears!
Phase 1 interviews will be held in India: 6-14th Feb: NCR (Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon) and 17-19th Feb: Bengaluru. Contact Dr. Rashina Hoda at email@example.com
We invite you to participate in a large-scale, international research study on “Becoming a Self-Organizing Agile Team”. With the increasing popularity of Lean and Agile methods, more and more software teams are faced with the challenge of becoming self-organizing Agile teams. This research aims to explore the process followed by software development teams in order to become self-organizing Agile teams. Findings of this research will provide guidance for teams attempting to adopt Agile and become self-organizing as well as highlight the potential pit-falls to avoid in the process.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Whether you are junior developer, tester, project manager, Scrum Master, or a CEO – your experiences count! Any software practitioner who has a minimum of 2 years industrial experience in practicing Lean and Agile software development (XP/Scrum/Kanban) can participate in this research.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
We’ll come to you! All it takes is approximately an hour of your time for a face-to-face, semi-structured interview about your experiences.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
Research findings will be published in academic and practitioner-based journals, conferences, and magazines. I will be happy to share these with participants. Where a number of participants come forth to participate from a single organization, I will be happy to present a seminar or talk based on my research work for the benefit of your organization.
Details of the participants, their companies, and all information shared by participants will be kept confidential. Any publications or reports will not mention any specific names or details which make the participant or their company identifiable.
To arrange a time for an interview in Delhi-Noida-Gurgaon (6-14th Feb) or Bengaluru (17-19th Feb) and for more information about the research, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your support of this research is greatly appreciated!
Lecturer of Software Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
The University of Auckland
About the Researcher
Dr. Rashina Hoda is a Lecturer of Software Engineering in the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at The University of Auckland, New Zealand. Rashina’s doctoral research focused on self-organizing Agile teams and has been covered by the Communications of the ACM, the Ministry of Science and Innovation (New Zealand), and has been published in several international journals and conferences such as in the Empirical Software Engineering journal, the International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), OOPSLA2010, XP2009-11, and Agile conferences. Rashina is also serving as the Research Chair for Agile India conference to be held in Bengaluru, India in February 2012. More: http://www.rashina.com
About the University
The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s #1 university and ranks in the top 100 universities in the QS World University rankings. Today more than 4,000 international students from 93 countries choose to study here. It New Zealand’s top-ranked tertiary institution based on research quality. Of the 600 researchers in the entire New Zealand tertiary system ranked as being of top international quality in the Government’s latest Performance-Based Review Fund report, one-third are at The University of Auckland. More: http://www.auckland.ac.nz/
In order to enable a majority of academics (faculty and students) to participate in the Agile India 2012 conference, we have made the following arrangements:
All other academics/students can attend the conference and avail from 10% to 20% discount on registration by emailing the Research Chair at [email@example.com] to receive a discount code. They will then need to register through the conference registration system using the discount code: http://agile2012.in/registration/
We received some excellent research papers from around the world. After peer-review by our international Program Committee, we have selected 7 long, 4 short, and 4 position papers for the Agile India 2012 Research Stage.
Abstracts of the selected papers are now available online: http://agile2012.in/program/researchpapers/
More info on Research stage program to follow…
I’ve captured some of my own experiences (fun and trails) of using Grounded Theory as a research methodology to study Software Engineering in a patterns paper presented at the Patterns Languages of Programs Conference (PLoP) in Portland, USA recently. Comments most welcome!