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Problematizing agile in the large: alternative assumptions for large-scale agile development

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dc.contributor.author Rolland, Knut H
dc.contributor.author Fitzgerald, Brian
dc.contributor.author Dingsøyr, Torgeir
dc.contributor.author Stol, Klaas-Jan
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-06T12:55:26Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-06T12:55:26Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/5432
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract In this paper we critically examine the underlying assumptions in existing studies of large-scale agile software development. We use Alvesson and Sandberg’s problematization methodology and find that existing studies of large-scale agile share a number of underlying assumptions relevant to small rather than large-scale projects. Empirically, we draw on a case study of a large-scale agile project lasting nearly four years and involving more than 120 participants. Interestingly, the findings of the study contradict many of the assumptions in the literature review. For example, work across boundaries becomes at least as important as work within teams. We contribute by developing an alternative set of assumptions better suited to the characteristics of largescale agile software development. Based on this, we re-conceptualize agile in the large, emphasizing both the complex knowledge boundaries within the project itself, as well as the interactive complexity and tight coupling with technologies and processes outside the project. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries 37th International Conference on Information Systems;
dc.subject large-scale agile en_US
dc.subject problematization en_US
dc.subject assumptions en_US
dc.subject literature review en_US
dc.subject case study en_US
dc.title Problematizing agile in the large: alternative assumptions for large-scale agile development 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 EI en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor SFI en_US
dc.relation.projectid IR/2013/0021 en_US
dc.relation.projectid 13/RC/2094 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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