Van Der Vyver, Glen and Koronios, Andy and Lane, Michael S. (2003) Agile methodologies and the emergence of the agile organisation: a software development approach waiting for its time? In: 7th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2003), 10-13 July 2003, Adelaide, South Australia.
[Abstract]: Agile methodologies such as Extreme Programming (XP) have emerged as a major thrust in the computer software development arena. Almost contemporaneously, an organisational theory highly aligned with the values of agile methodologies has mutated from the ‘restructuring’ paradigm. This paper presents an overview of agile methodologies and the key features of the agile corporation, exploring the synergistic relationship they engender. The paper examines whether agile methodologies are used in practice and what organisational factors facilitate or inhibit their adoption. The paper concludes that agile methodologies are gaining widespread acceptance but there is often a misalignment with organisational culture and values. The importance of web systems have helped agile methods forge a place for themselves but there are still a number of factors mitigating against their large-scale success. In some corporations, agile methods need to be adapted to survive. In many others, their time will only come when changes in structure, culture and values have occurred.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Additional Information:||Authors retain copyright.|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||agile corporation; organisational culture; transformation; organic corporation; agile methods; extreme programming|
|Subjects:||280000 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences > 280100 Information Systems > 280112 Information Systems Development Methodologies
280000 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences > 280100 Information Systems > 280101 Information Systems Organisation
|Depositing User:||Dr Michael Lane|
|Date Deposited:||11 Oct 2007 01:20|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 22:49|
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