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Assimilation of agile practices in use

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Show simple item record Wang, Xiaofeng Conboy, Kieran Pikkarainen, Minna 2012-11-20T11:45:50Z 2012-11-20T11:45:50Z 2012
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Agile method use in information systems development (ISD) has grown dramatically in recent years. The emergence of these alternative approaches was very much industry-led at the outset, and while agile method research is growing, the vast majority of these studies are descriptive and often lack a strong theoretical and conceptual base. Insights from innovation adoption research can provide a new perspective on analyzing agile method use. This paper is based on an exploratory study of the application of the innovation assimilation stages to understand the use of agile practices, focusing in particular on the later stages of assimilation, namely acceptance, routinisation and infusion. Four case studies were conducted and based on the case study findings, the concepts of acceptance, routinisation and infusion were adapted and applied to agile software development. These adapted concepts were used to glean interesting insights into agile practice use. For example, it was shown that the period of use of agile practices does not have a proportional effect on their assimilation depths. We also reflected on the sequential assumption underlying the assimilation stages, showing that adopting teams do not always move through the assimilation stages in a linear manner. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher John Wiley & Sons en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Information Systems Journal;22(6), pp. 435-455
dc.rights The definitive version is available at en_US
dc.subject agile method en_US
dc.subject systems development en_US
dc.subject assimilation stages en_US
dc.subject acceptance en_US
dc.subject routinisation en_US
dc.subject infusion en_US
dc.subject agile practice assimilation stages en_US
dc.title Assimilation of agile practices in use en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article 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.relation.projectid 3/CE2/I303_1 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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