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The views of experts on the current state of agile method tailoring

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dc.contributor.author Conboy, Kieran
dc.contributor.author Fitzgerald, Brian
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-26T08:56:47Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-26T08:56:47Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Conboy, K et al (2007) "The views of experts on the current state of agile method tailoring," in McMaster, T. (Ed) IFIP International Federation for Information Processing, 235 pp. 217-234 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2285
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract As stated in the conference theme, the failure of information systems and information technology projects remains stubbornly high. Agile methods have recently emerged as a new and seemingly popular alternative approach to systems development. Purveyors of these methods claim they solve many of the problems that have plagued the field for over 40 years, and there is now anecdotal evidence to suggest that these benefits are being realized and that diffusion of agile methods is rapidly increasing. However, a key factor in the diffusion of any technology or method is its ability to be customized. Innovative customization, tailoring, and fragmentation of systems development methods are viewed by many as a necessary step to avoid project failure like so many projects in the past. The ability to tailor any method is considered critically important given the complex and unique nature of each and every ISD environment, and in particular, one would logically expect that a method labeled as agile should be malleable. However, it is still unclear whether agile methods are amenable to tailoring. On one hand, purveyors of these methods advocate and often recommend tailoring. On the other hand, however, tailoring of agile methods has been described as a potential minefield due to the fact that their practices are interconnected, synergistic, and socially embedded in the development effort. This study develops a better understanding of agile method tailoring in practice through semi-structured delphi. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 11th IFIP 8.6 Working Group Conference on Business Agility and IT Diffusion;
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-72804-9_15
dc.rights The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en_US
dc.subject agile method en_US
dc.subject tailoring en_US
dc.subject systems development en_US
dc.subject software development en_US
dc.subject delphi en_US
dc.subject expert opinion en_US
dc.title The views of experts on the current state of agile method tailoring en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.authorcontactother brian.fitzgerald@ul.ie


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