Facilitators and inhibitors for the adoption of agile methods

Van Der Vyver, Glen and Lane, Michael S. and Koronios, Andy (2010) Facilitators and inhibitors for the adoption of agile methods. In: Systems analysis and design: people, processes, and projects. Advances in Management Information Systems (18). M. E. Sharpe Inc., New York, USA, pp. 31-50. ISBN 978-0-7656-2353-9

Abstract

This paper examines factors which facilitate or inhibit the adoption of agile methods in an organization. The paper presents an overview of agile methodologies and the key features of the agile corporation, exploring the synergistic relationship they engender. The paper concludes that agile methodologies are gaining widespread acceptance but there is sometimes 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. These most significant of these are the growing importance of outsourcing / offshoring, their limits in larger projects and organizational forms which are naturally inimical to the ideals of agility.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Chapter 3. Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions. Print copy held in the USQ Library at call no. 003 Sys.
Depositing User: Dr Michael Lane
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2010 04:49
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2014 21:49
Uncontrolled Keywords: agile methods; agile corporation; extreme programming; XP; organisational culture; outsourcing; off-shoring
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
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970108 Expanding Knowledge in the Information and Computing Sciences
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8693

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