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Tue 10 Nov 2020 08:07 - 08:08 at Virtual room 2 - Empirical in Practice

Software development is a collective undertaking, and the team's efficiency is critical in development.
In order to reduce project management overheads and improve productivity, a global information and communication technology enterprise institutionalizes an organization wide small-team practice, called \textit{\textbf{fireteams}}, to tackle the problems arising from human and social aspects, such as amicability, talent, skill, and communications.
This paper reports a mixed-method research, which combines archive analysis, interviews and survey, to empirically investigate the characteristics and impacts of fireteam in this industrial setting.
We identify three categories of fireteam in terms of its demonstrated characteristics: ordinary agile team with extensions, single-function team, and entire life-cycle team; elaborate four key activities of fireteam, i.e. team formation, maintenance, communication, and meeting.
Less communication and management overheads, higher agility & concurrency, and improved personal ability are the three important contributors that increase the productivity of fireteams. Whereas management & leadership effort, divergent understanding of fireteam, and self-organized team are discovered as the three major problems associated with fireteams.
Although the benefits of fireteam can be observed from its adoption, this practice does not achieve the enterprise's anticipations very well. Some considerations and recommendations are also discussed to improve this small-team practice. % and adopt more innovative practices in industry.

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08:00 - 08:30: Empirical in PracticePaper Presentations / Industry Papers / Journal First at Virtual room 2
08:00 - 08:02
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Industry Papers
Shinobu SaitoNTT Software Innovation Center, IIMURA YukakoNTT, Japan, Emad AghayiGeorge Mason University, Thomas LaTozaGeorge Mason University, USA
DOI
08:03 - 08:04
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Journal First
Vahid GarousiQueen's University Belfast, Görkem GirayIndependent Researcher, Eray TüzünBilkent University, Çağatay ÇatalWageningen University, Michael FeldererUniversity of Innsbruck
08:05 - 08:06
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Industry Papers
Meng YanSchool of Big Data & Software Engineering, Chongqing University, Xin XiaMonash University, Yuanrui FanZhejiang University, David LoSingapore Management University, Ahmed E. HassanQueen's University, Xindong ZhangAlibaba Group
DOI
08:07 - 08:08
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Industry Papers
He ZhangNanjing University, Huang HuangState Key Laboratory of Novel Software Technology, Software Institute, Nanjing University, Dong ShaoNanjing University, Xin Huang
DOI
08:09 - 08:10
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Industry Papers
Lin ShiInstitute of Software at Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Mingyang LiInstitute of Software at Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Mingzhe XingISCAS, Yawen WangISCAS, Qing WangInstitute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xinhua PengChina Merchants Bank, China, Weimin LiaoChina Merchants Bank, China, Guizhen PiChina Merchants Bank, China, Haiqing WangBeijing Software Cost Evaluation Technology Innovation Alliance, China
DOI
08:11 - 08:12
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Paper Presentations
Orges CicoNorwegian University of Science and Technology
08:13 - 08:30
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Paper Presentations
Huang HuangState Key Laboratory of Novel Software Technology, Software Institute, Nanjing University, Rachel Tzoref-BrillIBM Research, Sebastian Baltes QAware GmbH and The University of Adelaide, Shinobu SaitoNTT Software Innovation Center, M: Diomidis SpinellisAthens University of Economics and Business