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Becoming Agile in a Non-disruptive Way - Is It Possible?
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2016 (English)In: ICEIS 2016, SciTePress , 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Due to the increasing popularity of Agile Software Development (ASD), more software development teams are planning to transit to ASD. As ASD substantially differs from the traditional Software Development (TSD), there are a number of issues and challenges that needs to be overcome when transiting to ASD. One of the most difficult challenges here is acquiring an agile “mindset”. The question arises whether it is possible to acquire this mindset with the minimum disruption of an already established TSD process. The paper tries to answer this question by developing a non-disruptive method of transition to ASD, while using a knowledge transformation perspective to identify the main features of ASD mindset and how it differs from the one of TSD. To map the current mindset and plan the movement to the mindset that is more agile, the paper suggests using a process modelling technique that considers the development process as a socio-technical system with components that correspond to the pha ses of the development process. The method suggested in the paper has been designed in connection to a business case of a development team interested to transit to agility in a non-disruptive manner.

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SciTePress , 2016.
Keyword [en]
Agile, Software Development, Software Engineering, Challenges, Tacit Knowledge, Knowledge Transformation
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Computer and Systems Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-136613DOI: 61. Bider, I., Söderberg, O. Becoming Agile in a Non-disruptive Way - Is It Possible?ISBN: 978-989-758-187-8OAI: diva2:1055495
Available from: 2016-12-12 Created: 2016-12-12

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