Aligning adoption theory with Agile system development methodologies

Toleman, Mark and Ally, Mustafa and Darroch, Fiona (2004) Aligning adoption theory with Agile system development methodologies. In: 8th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2004), 8-11 July 2004, Shanghai, China.

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[Abstract]: Studies show that many software developers are reluctant, for a variety of reasons, to employ system development methodologies (SDMs) in the course of building their applications. The proponents of Agile methodologies suggest that many of the factors that have inhibited the use of SDMs to date have largely been addressed in the underlying principles of Agile methods. Using adoption theory as a basis to inform, this papers contextualises the results of a preliminary study into the adoption process of an early adopter of Extreme Programming (XP). The case study undertaken provides further insights into the factors that have thus far inhibited the use of SDMs and describes the potential for the more widespread adoption and diffusion of Agile methodologies, as a relatively new systems development approach.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retains copyright.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2009 23:08
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:17
Uncontrolled Keywords: adoption; Agile methodolgy; Extreme Programming; system development methodology
Fields of Research : 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080608 Information Systems Development Methodologies
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 89 Information and Communication Services > 8999 Other Information and Communication Services > 899999 Information and Communication Services not elsewhere classified

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