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Agile Practices in Use from an Innovation Assimilation Perspective: a Multiple Case Study

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dc.contributor.author Wang, Xiaofeng en
dc.contributor.author Conboy, Kieran en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-04T16:24:02Z en
dc.date.available 2011-02-04T16:24:02Z en
dc.date.issued 2007 en
dc.identifier.citation Pikkarainen, M., X. Wang and K. Conboy (2007): "Agile Practices in Use from an Innovation Assimilation Perspective: a Multiple Case Study", in the proceedings of the 28th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2007), Montreal, Dec 10-12, 2007. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/1607 en
dc.description.abstract Agile methods have been adopted by many information systems development (ISD) teams and organizations in recent years. However, while agile method research is growing, many studies lack a strong theoretical and conceptual base. Innovation adoption theories provide new perspectives on analysing agile methods. This paper is based on an exploratory study of the application of innovation theory to agile practices in use, focusing in particular on the later stages of assimilation i.e. acceptance, routinization and infusion. Three case studies were conducted involving agile method projects, using semi-structured interviews. One key finding is that specific needs of the adopting teams may drive the relevant agile practices in use to a deeper level of assimilation. Another key finding indicates the period of agile use does not have a proportional effect on their assimilation stages. Therefore, one needs to be cautious when using time as a measure of agile practice assimilation. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Agile en
dc.subject Method en
dc.subject Systems development en
dc.subject Practice in use en
dc.subject Innovation adoption en
dc.subject Assimilation stages en
dc.subject Routinization en
dc.subject Infusion en
dc.subject Extreme programming en
dc.subject Scrum en
dc.subject Enterprise Agility en
dc.title Agile Practices in Use from an Innovation Assimilation Perspective: a Multiple Case Study en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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