Challenges in Transitioning to an Agile Way of Working

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

Tutkimustuotos: Artikkeli kirjassa/konferenssijulkaisussaConference contributionScientificvertaisarvioitu

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Abstrakti

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.
AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
OtsikkoProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
KustantajaIEEE
Sivut5869-5878
Sivumäärä10
ISBN (painettu)9780998133102
DOI - pysyväislinkit
TilaJulkaistu - 2017
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA4 Artikkeli konferenssijulkaisuussa
TapahtumaAnnual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences - Waikoloa Village, Yhdysvallat
Kesto: 4 tammikuuta 20177 tammikuuta 2017
Konferenssinumero: 50
http://hicss.hawaii.edu/

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
LyhennettäHICSS
Maa/AlueYhdysvallat
KaupunkiWaikoloa Village
Ajanjakso04/01/201707/01/2017
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