Agile software development teams are self-managed; setting and complying their own
rules, defining their own behaviours and encompassing a devolved decision-making
structure. They rely heavily on the input of their team members for decision making.
Research has indicated how ASD teams are susceptible to group process losses and
coupled with traditional complexities, this produces some significant challenges. In the
context of ASD teams, this research proposes that alternative-generation during
decision making may only be achieved when group members engage in contribution
behaviours. Drawing on existing literature, the paper examines the relationship between
contribution behaviours and decision making. Utilising a multiple case study approach,
it investigates the occurrence and impact of contribution behaviours during the group
decision making process in ASD. Findings shed light on the important role that
contribution behaviours play and reveal that many factors can influence their
occurrence such as time pressure, skillset, experience and communication.