The Perceived Impact of the Agile Development and Project Management Method Scrum on Information Systems and Software Development Productivity

Karlheinz Kautz, Thomas Heide Johansen, Andreas Uldahl

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This research contributes to the body of knowledge in information systems development (ISD) with an empirical investigation in form of a case study that demonstrates the positive impact of the agile development and project management method Scrum on information systems and software development productivity and it provides a useful operationalization of the concept through seven identified indicators for productivity. Despite the fact that the case unit had challenges with the use of Scrum, the indicators identified the areas where the company had managed to exploit the potential of Scrum and its practices with regard to increasing productivity. The research results are discussed both with regard to the existing Scrum literature as well as to complex adaptive systems (CAS) as a foundation for ISD and agile development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems : Information systems: Transforming the Future
EditorsHepu Deng, Craig Standing
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherRMIT University
Publication date2013
ISBN (Print)9780992449506
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems. ACIS 2013 - RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 20136 Dec 2013
Conference number: 24


Conference24th Australasian Conference on Information Systems. ACIS 2013
LocationRMIT University
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