Learning in the Large - An Exploratory Study of Retrospectives in Large-Scale Agile Development
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Original versionLecture Notes in Business Information Processing. 2018, 314 191-198. 10.1007/978-3-319-91602-6_13
Many see retrospectives as the most important practice of agile software development. Previous studies of retrospectives have focused on pro- cess and outcome at team level. In this article, we study how a large-scale agile development project uses retrospectives through an analysis of retrospective reports identifying a total of 109 issues and 36 action items as a part of a longitudinal case study. We find that most of the issues identified relate to team-level learning and improvement, and discuss these findings in relation to current advice to improve learning outcome in large-scale agile development.