Creating Business Value through Agile Project Management and Information Systems Development: The Perceived Impact of Scrum

Karlheinz Kautz, Thomas Heide Johansen , Andreas Uldahl

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Abstract

Value creation through information systems (IS) and information technology (IT) is a major IS research topic. However there still exists an ambiguity and fuzziness of the ‘IS business value’ concept and a lack of clarity surrounding the value creation process. This also true for organizations that develop IS/IT and for development technologies like information systems development and project management methods that are applied in the production of IS/IT. The agile method Scrum is one such technology. In the research presented here we studied productivity, quality and employee satisfaction as supported by Scrum as value creating measures. Our positive assessment is built upon subjective perceptions and goes beyond hard measures and indicators. It provides insights into individual and organisational impacts and sheds light on the value generation process. The measures we present thus deal with some of the deficiencies in current IS business value research and contribute to filling existing gaps in an IS business value research agenda.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCreating Value for All Through IT : Proceedings of the IFIP WG 8.6 International Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2014
EditorsBirgitta Bergvall-Kåreborn, Peter Axel Nielsen
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
Publication date2014
Pages150-165
ISBN (Print)9783662434581
ISBN (Electronic)9783662434598
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventIFIP WG 8.6 International Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2014 - Aalborg, Denmark
Duration: 2 Jun 20144 Jun 2014

Conference

ConferenceIFIP WG 8.6 International Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2014
CountryDenmark
CityAalborg
Period02/06/201404/06/2014
SeriesIFIP AICT - Advances in Information and Communication technology
Volume429
ISSN1868-4238

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Kautz, K., Johansen , T. H., & Uldahl, A. (2014). Creating Business Value through Agile Project Management and Information Systems Development: The Perceived Impact of Scrum. In B. Bergvall-Kåreborn, & P. A. Nielsen (Eds.), Creating Value for All Through IT: Proceedings of the IFIP WG 8.6 International Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2014 (pp. 150-165). Heidelberg: Springer Science+Business Media. IFIP AICT - Advances in Information and Communication technology, Vol.. 429 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43459-8_10