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Paul Clarke
Jean-Bernard Martens
Rory O'Connor
Berke Atasoy
Murat Yilmaz


Computer Science

tacit knowledge software practitioners story driven software development agile software development design process storycrafting software engineering software development process

Software developer's journey: a story-driven approach to support software practitioners (2016)

Abstract Agile development requires a highly iterative and collaborative design process, which relies on the successful interpretation of software development activities amongst team members throughout the overall process. However, contemporary methods and tools that support agile efforts provide little help in addressing context-specific tacit knowledge, which is difficult to externalize without a shared method of interpretation. Without a continuously updated interpretation of the project vision, it is difficult to claim a shared mental model, while this is actually vital for the success of an agile process. In this paper, we address this issue and seek guidance in an approach that is commonly used in film storycraft. Film production has ample experience with externalizing experiences with the help of visual planning tools and related techniques to orchestrate the creative efforts of vast interdisciplinary production teams. We therefore propose that methods and tools from visual storycrafting can be adapted to assist software developers, not only with externalizing and discussing context-specific tacit knowledge but also to keep them creatively engaged in the development process.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Software engineering

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Paul Clarke, Jean-Bernard Martens, Rory O'Connor, Berke Atasoy, Murat Yilmaz

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Paul Clarke
Dublin City University
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Rory O'Connor
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 197
Murat Yilmaz
Dublin City University
Total Publications: 51