Mob programming: A systematic literature review

Makoto Shiraishi, Hironori Washizaki, Yoshiaki Fukazawa, Joseph W. Yoder

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Here, we present a systematic literature review of mob programming. Mob programming is a new software development approach, a whole team (more than two people) works together on a code at the same time, in the same space, and on the same computer. The objective is to determine the current reported knowledge of mob programming. We searched two digital libraries, but only ten papers were found. These papers were analyzed and the benefits and risks of mob programming as well as the future research direction are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2019 IEEE 43rd Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2019
EditorsVladimir Getov, Jean-Luc Gaudiot, Nariyoshi Yamai, Stelvio Cimato, Morris Chang, Yuuichi Teranishi, Ji-Jiang Yang, Hong Va Leong, Hossian Shahriar, Michiharu Takemoto, Dave Towey, Hiroki Takakura, Atilla Elci, Susumu Takeuchi, Satish Puri
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781728126074
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jul
Event43rd IEEE Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2019 - Milwaukee, United States
Duration: 2019 Jul 152019 Jul 19

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Computer Software and Applications Conference
ISSN (Print)0730-3157


Conference43rd IEEE Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference, COMPSAC 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • Mob programming
  • Pair programming
  • Programming
  • Systematic literature review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications


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