Agile methodologies and the emergence of the agile organisation: a software development approach waiting for its time?

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.

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[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.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright.
Depositing User: Dr Michael Lane
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:20
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: agile corporation; organisational culture; transformation; organic corporation; agile methods; extreme programming
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080610 Information Systems Organisation
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080608 Information Systems Development Methodologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/3078

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