Abstract for: Communication in Agile Software Projects: Qualitative Analysis using Grounded Theory in System Dynamics

Finding the difficulties and concerns of the client, understanding the variables involved in creating the difficulties, exploring the casualty amongst the identified variables and framing the dynamic hypothesis is the most critical and difficult phase of system dynamics modeling process. Although, there are many ideas in literature to carry out this phase, lack of a comprehensive qualitative method is noticeable. Hence, the authors of current paper, by reviewing the literature, introduce an inclusive and customized grounded theory method, specific to requirements of qualitative system dynamics modeling. Additionally, this paper argues that the methodology described in the paper could contribute to integrating of existing methodologies, facilitating the iterative process of modeling and set up a systematic framework in order to maintain and relate findings of qualitative phase to quantitative phase in system dynamics modeling process.