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Challenges in Transitioning to an Agile Way of Working

Riitta Hekkala, Mari-Klara Stein, Matti Rossi, Kari Smolander
2017 Proceedings of the 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (2017)   unpublished
This longitudinal study examined how an information systems development team transitioned to an agile way of working.  ...  The lack of experience with agile development, no common view on 'agility' and its key principles and practices were obvious challenges for the transition.  ...  Our goal is to identify the challenges of transitioning to an agile way of working through a longitudinal study of a case project.  ... 
doi:10.24251/hicss.2017.707 fatcat:ubcb4v4spzg3tjk75itvnd62gq

Climbing the "Stairway to Heaven": Evolving From Agile Development to Continuous Deployment of Software [chapter]

Helena Holmström Olsson, Jan Bosch
2014 Continuous Software Engineering  
Finally, the transition towards R&D as an innovation system requires careful ecosystem management in order to align internal business strategies with the dynamics of a competitive business ecosystem.  ...  Our research confirms that the transition towards agile development requires a careful introduction of agile practices into the organization, a shift to small development teams, and a focus on features  ...  One of the challenges that the companies experience when transitioning towards agile practices is that current processes and ways of working are often difficult to align with the agile parts of the organization  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-11283-1_2 fatcat:dyzwuk6stvbttkk25wtpegxbuy

From Traditional to Agile E-Government Service Development: Starting from Practitioners' Challenges

Anthony Simonofski, Hajer Ayed, Benoît Vanderose, Monique Snoeck
2018 Americas Conference on Information Systems  
In this paper, we identify and validate challenges that practitioners face when developing e-government services in an Agile way.  ...  E-government refers to the use of Information and Communication Technologies by governments to deliver their information and services in an optimal way.  ...  The research pertaining to these results received financial aid from the Federal Science Policy according to the agreement of subsidy no. [BR/154/A4/FLEXPUB] for the FLEXPUB project.  ... 
dblp:conf/amcis/SimonofskiAVS18 fatcat:xagweffaofdr7cyoj752ohq42m

Software development governance challenges of a middle-sized company in agile transition

Ilkka Lehto, Kristian Rautiainen
2009 2009 ICSE Workshop on Software Development Governance  
Through observations and interviews we followed the trace from strategic plans in the form of roadmaps to various backlogs and all the way to daily work.  ...  The governance roles, responsibilities and deliverables seemed to be in place on different organizational levels. However, closer inspection revealed challenges in the practical implementation.  ...  We learned in an interview that in the early phases of the company's agile transition the agreed practice was to try to make the product backlog items as equal in estimated effort size as possible.  ... 
doi:10.1109/sdg.2009.5071335 fatcat:vwgajwf64fam3mrta6l3rijtce

Enablers and challenges that influence the agile transformation journey

Fabio Reginaldo, Gleison Santos
2021 Zenodo  
Questionnaire Applied to the Interviews for "Enablers and Challenges that Influence the Agile Transformation Journey", a Paper Research (candidate)  ...  Part / Focus Questions Part I -Planning the adoption of agile alternatives (Q1) In a macro way, how is (or was) the process of transition to the current state of the organization when adopting agile practices  ...  Part IV -Best practices of continuous improvement during the agile transition (Q15) Does the process being adopted (or which was adopted) have a measurement mechanism to capture what worked and what needs  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4602571 fatcat:zlmt2zkr45bt7csgkrm2vx23de

From RUP to Scrum in Global Software Development: A Case Study

Ramon Noordeloos, Christina Manteli, Hans Van Vliet
2012 2012 IEEE Seventh International Conference on Global Software Engineering  
In this paper we present the results of a case study at two offshore projects that recently adopted the agile way of working.  ...  Overall, we add to the body of knowledge in the field of distributed agile, with an additional field study where we describe and compare the migration from RUP to Scrum, and the implications of this transition  ...  The transition from the more traditional methodologies towards an agile way of working is a challenge that comes with both benefits as well as risks.  ... 
doi:10.1109/icgse.2012.11 dblp:conf/icgse/NoordeloosMV12 fatcat:5kj3codvo5hebl6iaszfjkk4d4

Human Aspects of Agile Transition in Traditional Organizations

Mariângela Pinton, Alvair Silveira Torres Junior
2020 Journal of Technology Management & Innovation  
Since the agile philosophy is people-centered, rather than process-centered, most challenges are related to the human aspects of this transition and they demand a large transformation in all areas of the  ...  In order to implement this transition, organizations must adjust their mindset to the new agile values.  ...  Then, it should evolve little by little, in an iterative way, as the teams become accustomed to the process.  ... 
doi:10.4067/s0718-27242020000300062 fatcat:lewoxaxo75fyxlod5jxeeiqqs4

Lessons Learned in Transforming from Traditional to Agile Development

2012 Journal of Computer Science  
Problem statement: This article presents the biggest challenge that the organization faces in transitioning the mindset of the team from that of a waterfall model to an agile thought pattern.  ...  Conclusion: The main finding when implementing an agile software development is to respond to the changing needs or requirements, thereby satisfying the customer needs rather than following a specific  ...  If few people are inflexible and refuse to change their ways, it is best not to have these people in an agile project. In this article, the agile adoption of one project is summarized.  ... 
doi:10.3844/jcssp.2012.389.392 fatcat:snl25g6lgrbtpf2edwda46iud4

Management Challenges in Bimodal IT Organizations

Dimitrios Stamoulis
2022 Journal of Information Systems Engineering & Management  
Management issues and challenges are presented as points for paying particular attention when managing bimodal (both waterfall and agile practices) IT organizations in two stages: the transition from the  ...  Most information technology (IT) organizations are experimenting on adoption of the dual mode of operation, involving traditional and agile methods of work.  ...  Then, management challenges arising (a) in the transition of an IT organization from Mode-1 to bimodal and (b) while running the IT organization in a bimodal way of operation are presented.  ... 
doi:10.55267/iadt.07.12014 fatcat:sad2wc6winfwlducl4cshay7au


Taghi Javdani Gandomani, Hazura Zulzalil, Mina Ziaei Nafchi
2015 Jurnal Teknologi  
Software companies are widely interested to use Agile methodologies instead of traditional methods, mainly because of achieving the values offered by Agile approach.  ...  However, literature review implies that the alteration process is subject to various serious challenges that make Agile transformation more difficult than expected.  ...  Coaching service also was addressed in some of the previous works [21, 43] . Good Agile coaching service can help software teams when facing the transition challenges.  ... 
doi:10.11113/jt.v77.6188 fatcat:fcwsyegznrfgnmojkqvtaxmvnm

Exploring the Challenges in Transitioning from Traditional Project Management to Agile Project Management

H.D.M.M. Pussella, A.M.A.S.M. Bandara
2018 Peradeniya Management Review  
Findings have illustrated the challenges in relation to the six key thematic areas, namely organizational culture, leadership, structure, management practices, work unit climate and individual and organizational  ...  A gap of knowledge has been identified on problems, hindrances and challenges that can arise during the agile transformation process.  ...  Introduction to agile methods. Addison-Wesley Professional, Boston  ... 
doi:10.4038/pmr.v1i1.25 fatcat:oco4hseuofchlbjmyp2ffr5yia

Smoothing the Transition from Agile Software Development to Agile Software Maintenance [chapter]

Stephen McCalden, Mark Tumilty, David Bustard
2016 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
This type of work is challenging because of the knowledge transition involved.  ...  The experience reported here is of tackling such projects in a way that integrates with the agile processes of the client.  ...  delivered all the way to live as an agile project" [12] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-33515-5_18 fatcat:nqo63sqtbrfufpk7dij55whffm

Balancing between stability and change in Agile teams

Carin Lindskog, Johan Netz
2021 International Journal of Managing Projects in Business  
working to Agile.  ...  In addition, the study also proposes three guidelines that can help organizations about to change their way of working to Agile.Research limitations/implicationsThe inherent limitation of a grounded theory  ...  In a team, there may also be insufficient knowledge of how to work in an Agile way.  ... 
doi:10.1108/ijmpb-12-2020-0366 fatcat:yfg4asjogrfwlbxcdbma5wekqm

Operationalizing Agile Methods: Examining Coherence in Large-Scale Agile Transformations

Noel Carroll, Finn Olav Bjørnson, Torgeir Dingsøyr, Knut-Helge Rolland, Kieran Conboy
2020 International Conference on Agile Software Development  
The key contributions of this work are: (i) this is a first attempt to present the results of a comparison between a successful and failed large-scale agile transformations; and (ii) we describe the challenges  ...  Following the highly pervasive and effective use of agile methods for software development, attention has now turned to the much more difficult challenge of applying these methods in large scale, organization-wide  ...  This work was supported, in part, by Science Foundation Ireland grant 13/RC/2094 and by the Research Council of Norway through grant 236759.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-58858-8_8 dblp:conf/xpu/CarrollBDRC20 fatcat:ktzyicp5andezggasbd472jdw4

Exploring Facilitators of Transition and Adoption to Agile Methods: A Grounded Theory Study

Taghi Javdani Gandomani, Hazura Zulzalil, Abdul Azim Abdul Ghani, Abu Bakar Md. Sultan, Khaironi Yatim Shairf
2014 Journal of Software  
Some others help them in dealing with challenges or prevent potential problems before occurrence in Agile transition process.  ...  Some of these facilitators support team members in doing their jobs and empower them against challenges.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENT The authors wish to express their special thanks to all the participants. Also thank to anonymous reviewers that their comments led to better explaining and shaping of this study.  ... 
doi:10.4304/jsw.9.7.1666-1678 fatcat:vcsqyp474zhzrddz6ewtwj6jla
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