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HICSS-42 Highlights


* Keynote Address
* Distinguished Lecture
* Tracks and Minitracks
* Symposia, Workshops, and

Call for Papers

Author Instructions
Minitrack Chair Review Instructions

Accommodation and Travel Arrangements



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Track: Software Technology
Minitrack:  Agile Software Development: Lean, Distributed, and

Agile software development processes have been influenced by best practices in Japanese industry, particularly by lean product development principles implemented at companies like Honda and Toyota,
and knowledge management strategies developed by Takeuchi and Nonaka, now at the Hitotsubashi Business School in Japan, and Peter Senge at MIT.

This minitrack will focus on advancing the state of the art or presenting innovative ideas related to agile methods, individual practices and tools. Accepted papers will potentially enrich the body of knowledge and influence the framework of thought in the field by investigating
Agile methods in a rigorous fashion.

The track is open to research papers on multiple aspects of agile methods, particularly those that bring best practices in knowledge management and lean development to scalable, distributed, and outsourced Scrum, eXtreme Programming (XP), and other agile
practices. Topic areas identified as most needing further research by participants in HICSS 2009 were:

  • The Product owner

  • UX design

  • Distributed teams

  • How to effectively do self management

  • Example driven development

Papers of interest include these topics:

  • Research on existing or new methodologies and
    approaches: informal modeling techniques and
    practices, adapting/trimming existing methods, and
    new product/project planning techniques [7].

  • Research on existing or new techniques or practices:
    pairing, war-rooms, test-first design, paper-based
    prototyping, early acceptance test driven
    development, exploratory testing, refactoring, or

  • Research on special topics or tools: configuration
    and resource management, testing, project steering,
    user involvement, design for agility, virtual teams or

  • Research on integrating ideas from other fields, e.g.
    interaction design, requirements engineering,
    cognitive science, organizational psychology,
    usability testing, software security, into agile

  • Research studies of development teams using
    ethnographic or social research techniques.

  • Research on agile software engineering

  • Quantitative and qualitative studies of agile
    methods, practices, and tools.

  • Research on agile compliance and cost benefits
    within CMMI, ISO 9000, and FDA certified
    development projects.

Papers are particularly relevant when agile processes are shown to produce quantitative and qualitative benefits across multiple implementations.

Minitrack Co-chairs:

Jeff Sutherland (Primary)
Scrum Training Institute
Email: jeff.sutherland@scruminc.com

Gabrielle Benefield
Scrum Training Institute
Email: gbenefield@gmail.com