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Knowledge Temple: A Collaborative Knowledge Sharing Technique for Agile Software Development
I. Burak Ersoy, Ahmed M. Mahdy
Pages - 25 - 40     |    Revised - 31-07-2016     |    Published - 31-08-2016
Volume - 7   Issue - 2    |    Publication Date - August 2016  Table of Contents
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KEYWORDS
Software Engineering, Agile Software Development, Knowledge Sharing, Knowledge Creation, Knowledge Loss.
ABSTRACT
In today's economy, enterprises require knowledge more than ever before. Employees are being classified based on their skill set and experience, where the tacit knowledge of individuals is a key factor. The effect of knowledge hunger can be easily seen in agile software development teams. To sustain the quality permanence of software development, it is essential to transform individuals' tacit knowledge to core organizational knowledge. To achieve this goal, every software development process utilizes different knowledge sharing and creation approaches. In this paper, a proposed technique, Knowledge Temple, is introduced as a feasible improvement to well-known knowledge sharing challenges for small agile software development teams. It is a hybrid technique, incorporating knowledge sharing and building models, such as cognitive apprenticeship, on-the-job-training, solo programming, pair programming, parallel peer programming, pair rotation, and knowledge repository creation. The proposed technique has been evaluated in the Innovation in Computing Research (iCORE) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Experimental results show that this hierarchical approach provides an iterative and incremental solution to sharing and creating knowledge in a collaborative and cooperative fashion.
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Mr. I. Burak Ersoy
- United States of America
Dr. Ahmed M. Mahdy
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi - United States of America
ahmed.mahdy@tamucc.edu