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An Investigation of Agility Issues in Scrum Teams Using Agility Indicators

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dc.contributor.author Pikkarainen, Minna en
dc.contributor.author Wang, Xiaofeng en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-01T12:47:49Z en
dc.date.available 2011-02-01T12:47:49Z en
dc.date.issued 2009 en
dc.identifier.citation Pikkarainen, M and X. Wang (2009): "An Investigation of Agility Issues in Scrum Teams Using Agility Indicators", in the Proceedings of ISD 2009, Nanchang, China. Sept. 2009. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/1589 en
dc.description.abstract Agile software development methods have emerged and become increasingly popular in recent years, yet the issues encountered by software development teams that strive to achieve agility using agile methods are yet to be explored systematically. Built upon a previous study that has established a set of indicators of agility, this study investigates what issues are manifested in software development teams using agile methods. It is focused on Scrum teams particularly. In other words, the goal of the paper is to evaluate Scrum teams using agility indicators and therefore to further validate previously presented agility indicators within the additional cases. A multiple case study research method is employed. The findings of the study reveals that the teams using Scrum do not necessarily achieve agility in terms of team autonomy, sharing, stability and embraced uncertainty. The possible reasons include previous organizational plan-driven culture, resistance towards the Scrum roles and changing resources. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Agile software development en
dc.subject Scrum en
dc.subject Agility indicator en
dc.subject Autonomous team en
dc.subject Context sharing en
dc.subject Stability en
dc.subject Uncertainty en
dc.subject Enterprise Agility en
dc.title An Investigation of Agility Issues in Scrum Teams Using Agility Indicators en
dc.type Conference Paper en
dc.local.publishedsource http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-7355-9 en
dc.local.publisherstatement The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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