A Comparative Analysis of Agile Teamwork Quality Measurement Models

Published online: May 10, 2022 Full Text: PDF (4.17 MiB) DOI: 10.24138/jcomss-2021-0177
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Manuel Silva, Mirko Perkusich, Arthur Freire, Danyllo Albuquerque, Kyller Costa Gorgonio, Hyggo Almeida, Angelo Perkusich, Everton Guimaraes


Multiple models (or instruments) for measuring Teamwork Quality (TWQ) for Agile Software Development can be found in the literature. Regardless, such models have different constructs and measures, with no empirical evidence for comparing them. This study analyzed two agile TWQ models, resulting in equivalent results. We mapped the models' variables given their definitions.We then collected data using both a Bayesian Network model, namely the TWQ-BN model, and Structural Equation Modeling, namely the TWQ-SEM model. We interviewed 162 team members from two software development companies. We analyzed the data using the Bland-Altman method. We obtained enough evidence to conclude that the results for Communication, Coordination, Cohesion and Mutual Support variables are not equivalent. On the other hand, we did not have enough evidence to claim that the models do not agree for measuring Effort and Balance of member contribution variables. The results of this study detail how two state-of-the-art agile TWQs compare in terms of their measures as well as potential research areas for further investigation.


Teamwork Quality Models, Empirical Study, Comparative Analysis, Agile Software Development
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