Measuring the Effect of Team Diversity and Collective Intelligence in Agile Teams on Software Development Efficiency

By: Phil Diegmann University of Cologne
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Information system development is largely dependent on social interaction and team work. Team composition, team processes, and behavior among, as well as agile practices used by team members play an important role for the success of information system development projects. 

Organizational psychology research found team diversity and collective intelligence to be important factors for team performance. In this paper, I evaluate the constructs and items for a model to investigate the effects of team diversity, collective intelligence, interpersonal relationships, and cognitive styles on team efficiency in agile software development. 

The evaluation is based upon a substantive validity test and a discriminant validity test.