A prototype tool to support extended team collaboration in agile project feature management
In light of unacceptable rates of software project failure agile development methodologies have achieved widespread industry prominence, aimed at reducing software project risks and improving the likelihood of project success. However, the highly collaborative processes embedded in agile methodologies may themselves introduce other risks. In particular, the fluid and diverse nature of agile team structures may mean that collaboration regarding what is to be delivered becomes more challenging. We have therefore developed a prototype tool intended to enable all stakeholders to have greater access to the features of the emerging system irrespective of their location, via remote feature management functionality. Software engineering experts have evaluated the initial prototype, verifying that it would enhance collaboration and is likely to assist teams in their handling of feature management.