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Aspects of Knowledge Transfer in eXtreme Programming

Aspects of Knowledge Transfer in eXtreme Programming
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Author(s): Jaana Nyfjord (Stockholm University/Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Copyright: 2007
Pages: 4
Source title: Managing Worldwide Operations and Communications with Information Technology
Source Editor(s): Mehdi Khosrow-Pour, D.B.A. (Information Resources Management Association, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-929-8.ch023
ISBN13: 9781599049298
EISBN13: 9781466665378


The reason why software projects remain vulnerable to failure is essentially based on a knowledge management (KM) problem. One observation, however, is that the research in this area assumes, or is restricted to, traditional software development approaches. By excluding newer ways of developing software, such as agile software development, important aspects of KM in software engineering have been omitted. In this paper, a theoretical analysis of extreme Programming (XP) from a KM perspective is presented. The aim is to gain understanding of how the two fields relate but also to investigate to what extent aspects of KM can be beneficial to XP. The result shows that XP is more aligned with KM than expected. More importantly, the result suggests that a creative approach to KM can generate improved efficiency, higher productivity and higher quality in multi-team XP projects. A framework that can be used to analyse how XP supports KM in multi-team settings is also proposed.

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