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An investigation of agility issues in scrum teams using agility indicators

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dc.contributor.author Pikkarainen, Minna
dc.contributor.author Wang, Xiaofeng
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-18T17:10:59Z
dc.date.available 2012-01-18T17:10:59Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/1814
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Agile software development methods have emerged and become increasingly popular in recent years, yet the issues encountered by software development teams that strive to achieve agility using agile methods are yet to be explored systematically. Built upon a previous study that has established a set of indicators of agility, this study investigates what issues are manifested in software development teams using agile methods. It is focused on Scrum teams particularly. In other words, the goal of the paper is to evaluate Scrum teams using agility indicators and therefore to further validate previously presented agility indicators within the additional cases. A multiple case study research method is employed. The findings of the study reveals that the teams using Scrum do not necessarily achieve agility in terms of team autonomy, sharing, stability and embraced uncertainty. The possible reasons include previous organizational plan-driven culture, resistance towards the Scrum roles and changing resources. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings ISD;2009
dc.rights The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject agile software development en_US
dc.subject scrum agility indicator en_US
dc.subject autonomous team en_US
dc.subject context sharing en_US
dc.title An investigation of agility issues in scrum teams using agility indicators en_US
dc.type Conference item en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI
dc.contributor.sponsor TEKES
dc.relation.projectid 03/CE2/I303_1
dc.internal.authorcontactother Xiaofeng.Wang@lero.ie


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