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Partage de représentations et ritualisation au sein d'une équipe de développement logiciel agile

Abstract : This work uses methods and concepts of social and cognitive anthropology to study “agile” software development practices and practitioners. This growing community is characterized by its use of “human-centered” methods that contrast with older industrial, control-based approaches. The question of what unites these practitioners is explored trough a transidiscplinary analysis of the most used ritual, the daily standup; the most used artifact, the scrumboard; and a much less common artifact, the guide board. The resulting ehtnology leverages cognitive economy, psychology, engineering and design theory to show that a fundamental part of “agility” resides in the way the development team constructs and shares representations of the production system state. Finally, what the informants call “ritual” and what will be characterized as a ritualization process will be matched against a subset of the litterature on the anthropology of ritual, opening the way to a generalisation of some theories of the ritual in a context very different than the ones where they arose.
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Matti Schneider. Partage de représentations et ritualisation au sein d'une équipe de développement logiciel agile. domain_shs.info.orga. 2014. ⟨mem_01078093⟩

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