Agile Software Development Process Extension For Small Teams
Agile processes do not exploit working software for creative thinking about new requirements. Therefore, a big challenge is how to effectively integrate creative thinking, into the agile processes to improve clarity and realistic of the requirements and then improve decision making with the team thinking process and provide high quality software to meet the real needs of consumers. To explore alternatives, this paper reports the extension of Crystal Clear process with creativity techniques using Creative Problem Solving framework (CPS) in a small project team. This study compared the results produced by the “chartering processes” of Crystal Clear and Crystal Clear extended with CPS which were used by an experimental workshop to design a mobile application. The evidence suggests that Crystal Clear extended with CPS generated more novel ideas than the original process for the same project and produced an increased number of more useful ideas.
Keywords- Agile, Crystal Clear, CPS, Creative