Challenges in Transitioning to an Agile Way of Working

Riitta Hekkala, Mari-Klara Stein, Matti Rossi, Kari Smolander

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Abstrakt

This longitudinal study examined how an information systems development team transitioned to an agile way of working. We describe the main events of a large, inter-organizational project, where agile methods and practices were applied for the first time. The organizations involved had a long tradition in heavy, waterfall style projects, and many of those past projects had severe challenges. We examine how the agile way of working was understood by particular groups (project team, management and suppliers), as well as how these understandings changed over time. The lack of experience with agile development, no common view on ‘agility’ and its key principles and practices were obvious challenges for the transition. Our study suggests that complex agile projects need to have very clear goals and management has to be able to communicate these, while preserving the autonomy of teams and individual team members.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelProceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS) 2017
Antal sider10
UdgivelsesstedHonolulu
ForlagHawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)
Publikationsdato2017
Sider5869-5878
ISBN (Trykt)9780998133102
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2017
BegivenhedThe 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2017 - Waikoloa Village, USA
Varighed: 4 jan. 20177 jan. 2017
Konferencens nummer: 50
http://hicss.hawaii.edu/

Konference

KonferenceThe 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. HICSS 2017
Nummer50
Land/OmrådeUSA
ByWaikoloa Village
Periode04/01/201707/01/2017
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Emneord

  • Agile way of working
  • Information system project
  • Qualitative case study

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