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A case study of risk management in agile systems development

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dc.contributor.author Coyle, Sharon en
dc.contributor.author Conboy, Kieran en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-15T15:27:14Z en
dc.date.available 2010-11-15T15:27:14Z en
dc.date.issued 2009-06-08 en
dc.identifier.citation Coyle S, Conboy K (2009) A case study of risk management in agile systems development. In 17th European Conference on Information Systems (Newell S, Whitley EA, Pouloudi N, Wareham J, Mathiassen L eds.), 2567-2578, Verona, Italy. en
dc.identifier.isbn 9788861293915 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/1392 en
dc.description.abstract A principal objective of agile development methods is to reduce risk thereby resulting in more successful and effective information systems. However, while there is an extensive body of academic literature on risk management, very little research has attempted to rigorously apply this as a lens to study risk management in agile development projects. The purpose of this research was to ascertain the extent to which risk management practices are incorporated into agile development projects. A case study was conducted involving a change management consultancy firm whose main business involved the deployment of agile approaches. The study found that while there is a perception that risk management practices are not carried out in agile environments, the extent to which risk management is conducted on these projects is in some cases just as substantial to that carried out on traditional projects. In fact, in this case it appeared that the teams were more rigorous in their risk management than is often the case. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Agile development en
dc.subject Risk management en
dc.subject Enterprise Agility en
dc.title A case study of risk management in agile systems development en
dc.type Conference Paper en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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