Toleman, Mark and Darroch, Fiona and Ally, Mustafa (2007) The impact of Agile methods on managing IT professionals. In: Yoong, Pak and Huff, Sid, (eds.) Managing IT professionals in the internet age. IGI Publishing (IGI Global), Hershey, PA, United States. ISBN 1-59140-917-9
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[Abstract]: This chapter examines the potential for Agile methods to provide mechanisms to deal with the software development environment that has evolved in response to the inadequacies of traditional, heavyweight development approaches. A framework is proposed which identifies three major areas of organizational impact that require management attention when undertaking system development in the new environment. This is followed by a detailed examination of the constructs within those three main areas, and assesses the potential for Agile methods to address those issues. The current literature and empirical research into Agile methods (and eXtreme Programming in particular) underpins the proposals for dealing with contemporary software development challenges. The authors hope that understanding the environment from the perspective of the framework will assist managers in their perception of the challenges of contemporary software development, and provide them with a firm basis on which to consider the adoption of Agile methods.
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Agile methods; IT professional; management|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management|
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080608 Information Systems Development Methodologies
|Subjects:||280000 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences > 280100 Information Systems > 280112 Information Systems Development Methodologies|
280000 Information, Computing and Communication Sciences > 280100 Information Systems > 280102 Information Systems Management
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Deposited On:||09 Jan 2008 10:33|
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