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People over process: key people challenges in agile development

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dc.contributor.author Coyle, Sharon en
dc.contributor.author Conboy, Kieran en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-19T12:11:59Z en
dc.date.available 2010-11-19T12:11:59Z en
dc.date.issued 2010-09-02 en
dc.identifier.citation Conboy, K., Coyle, S., Wang, X., & Pikkarainen, M. People Over Process: Key People Challenges in Agile Development. Software, IEEE, PP(99), 1-1. en
dc.identifier.issn 0740-7459 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/1419 en
dc.description.abstract There is a common perception that, while there may be some 'teething' problems experienced during the initial transition to agile, people are much happier, engaged and ultimately more productive in these environments. This study shows that this belief may not always hold true, identifying many serious ¿people¿ challenges experienced by 17 large multinational organisations, all using agile for more than three years. The cases provide an interesting insight in that they involve instances where agile was implemented in a top-down manner across the organisations or at least across business units. This is in contrast to most accounts of agile which involve voluntary, bottom up adoption on small co-located teams developing systems deemed to be suitable for agile development. The people issues uncovered include a broad range of problems from recruitment of agile staff, to training, motivation and performance evaluation among others. The paper will conclude with a set of actionable recommendations as to how organisations can overcome these challenges, based on the better practices uncovered in the cases studied. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher IEEE en
dc.subject Agile en
dc.subject Adoption en
dc.subject Methodologies en
dc.subject People factors en
dc.subject Enterprise Agility en
dc.title People over process: key people challenges in agile development en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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