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The Product Owner in Large-Scale Agile: An Empirical Study Through the Lens of Relational Coordination Theory [chapter]

Marthe Berntzen, Nils Brede Moe, Viktoria Stray
2019 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
In this case study, we explore PO coordination in a large-scale development program through the theoretical lens of Relational Coordination Theory.  ...  In agile software development, a core responsibility of the product owner (PO) is to communicate business needs to the development team.  ...  This research was supported by the Research Council of Norway through the research project Autonomous teams (A-teams) project, under Grant Number 267704.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-19034-7_8 fatcat:hfucpyo7ofbsbgjh4y35c76xhe

Coordination in Large-Scale Agile Software Development [chapter]

Marthe Berntzen
2019 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
The projects working title "Coordination in large-scale agile software development: An investigation of coordination mechanisms, communication, roles, autonomy and interdependencies" summarizes the main  ...  End goals of the project include to identify success criteria for coordination in large-scale agile software development projects.  ...  This paper explores through an RCT lens how Product Owners coordinate within and across agile software development teams in a large-scale public sector program in Norway.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-30126-2_15 fatcat:adrvcu6yfncw5jlstj4tohhu6q

Becoming Agile in the Digital Transformation: The Process of a Large-Scale Agile Transformation

Christoph Fuchs, Thomas Hess
2018 International Conference on Information Systems  
Consequently, this paper conceptualizes the agile transformation process through the lens of sociotechnical systems theory and employs a qualitative research approach comprising two in-depth case studies  ...  Although initial research exists, empirical literature on the process, challenges, and actions of a large-scale agile transformation is scarce.  ...  Combined Insights Thus far, we presented our qualitative-empirical findings through the lens of STS theory in an individual manner.  ... 
dblp:conf/icis/FuchsH18 fatcat:h3z7e54t25czjnqhkv3g6xhipy

Coordination Strategies: Managing Inter-team Coordination Challenges in Large-Scale Agile [chapter]

Marthe Berntzen, Viktoria Stray, Nils Brede Moe
2021 Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing  
We report on a case study in a large-scale agile development program with 16 development teams.  ...  AbstractInter-team coordination in large-scale software development can be challenging when relying on agile development methods that emphasize iterative and frequent delivery in autonomous teams.  ...  This research was supported by the Research Council of Norway through the research project Autonomous teams (A-teams) project, under Grant Number 267704.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-78098-2_9 fatcat:7kt4qooxqfgj5ooenfeuiyus2y

Mining Dependencies in Large-Scale Agile Software Development Projects: A Quantitative Industry Study

Katarzyna Biesialska, Xavier Franch, Victor Muntés-Mulero
2021 Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering  
Our goal is to explain detection of dependencies through users' behavior in large-scale, distributed projects.  ...  Context: Coordination in large-scale software development is critical yet difficult, as it faces the problem of dependency management and resolution.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENT This work is supported in part by the Catalan Agencia de Gestión de Ayudas Universitarias y de Investigación (AGAUR) through the FI PhD grant and the project 2017 SGR 01694.  ... 
doi:10.1145/3463274.3463323 fatcat:lrefmeryrvcrvc7r22c463tobi

Revealing the State-of-the-Art in Large-Scale Agile Development: A Systematic Mapping Study [article]

Ömer Uludag, Pascal Philipp, Abheeshta Putta, Maria Paasivaara, Casper Lassenius, Florian Matthes
2021 arXiv   pre-print
Objective: This study analyzes existing research on large-scale agile development, provides an overview of the state-of-the-art, and identifies areas for future research.  ...  Conclusion: This mapping study provides the first systematic exploration of the state-of-the-art on large-scale agile development.  ...  An example for organizational agility is provided by Fuchs and Hess [S21] who conceptualize the agile transformation process through the lens of socio-technical systems theory by analyzing the large-scale  ... 
arXiv:2007.05578v3 fatcat:w5agjbn3avcxjo77u4vpxwa6s4

Job Satisfaction in Agile Development Teams: Agile Development as Work Redesign

John Tripp, Cindy Rienemschneider, Jason Thatcher
2016 Journal of the AIS  
Agile software-development advocates claim that an important value proposition of agile methods is that they make people more motivated and satisfied with their jobs.  ...  While several studies present anecdotal evidence that agile methods increase motivation and satisfaction, research has not theoretically explained or empirically examined how agile development practices  ...  For example, agile methods open feedback channels through acceptance tests that client representatives or product owners write 5 (Matook & Maruping, 2014) .  ... 
doi:10.17705/1jais.00426 fatcat:i5i6w6dg6bbexl6druj3xbjy3a

Toward an Understanding of Job Satisfaction on Agile Teams: Agile Development as Work Redesign

John F. Tripp, Cynthia K. Riemenschneider
2014 2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
In this study, we use the lens of Hackman & Oldham's job characteristics model to motivate a theory of motivation and satisfaction amongst agile development teams.  ...  We report the initial results of a research-in-progress study. Using a quantitative survey of 104 software professionals, we test the theory and find preliminary support for our model and hypotheses.  ...  In order to develop this scale, one of the authors used agile development publications and the input of an external agile researcher, and an agile practitioner to develop an initial set of items for each  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2014.494 dblp:conf/hicss/TrippR14 fatcat:gtknn2bxnjfm7mmzlpupyvwjji

The Effects of Team Backlog Dependencies on Agile Multiteam Systems: A Graph Theoretical Approach

Alexander Scheerer, Saskia Bick, Tobias Hildenbrand, Armin Heinzl
2015 2015 48th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences  
In agile software development, the prioritization of backlog items is the mission-critical responsibility of the product owners in order to maximize the customer value created by development teams.  ...  Based on our results, we derive implications for real-world large-scale software development in agile environments.  ...  Dependencies and Coordination We view the previously sketched research problem through the lens of coordination theory, which defines coordination as the management of dependencies [28] .  ... 
doi:10.1109/hicss.2015.606 dblp:conf/hicss/ScheererBHH15 fatcat:vmudauktzvg2lgxgqpdsy7ov2e

Agility, Improvisation, or Enacted Emergence

Tony Cornford, William Venters, Yingqin Zheng
2007 International Conference on Information Systems  
We relate this discussion to an example of a large scale system development effort undertaken "in the wild" -the ongoing construction of a particle physics grid in the UK (GridPP), itself part of the world's  ...  Our findings show that a combination of top-down coordination and bottom-up innovation is at work in this domain.  ...  This research was undertaken as part of the Pegasus project (Particle-physics Engagement with the Grid: A Socio-technical Usability Study) funded by the UK EPSRC (Grant no EP/D049954/1).  ... 
dblp:conf/icis/CornfordVZ07 fatcat:ffdg442ubba33dz6ed6dr26nue

Software product innovation in agile usability teams: an analytical framework of social capital, network governance, and usability knowledge management

Jeremy T. Barksdale, D. Scott McCrickard
2012 International Journal of Agile and Extreme Software Development  
As the practice of software engineering matures, project teams are leveraging the expertise of those with a background in other domains such as usability.  ...  This work contributes: 1 a background, analysis, and discussion of the various agile usability integration strategies to-date 2 a model for investigating the social interaction in agile usability teams  ...  Acknowledgements The authors thank the expert reviewers for their time in providing feedback about the framework. The authors also thank the journal reviewers and editor for their thoughtful comments.  ... 
doi:10.1504/ijaesd.2012.048302 fatcat:du4ia7m7rnh7lfwm5rczxfu4qm

Comparing Methods for Large-Scale Agile Software Development: A Systematic Literature Review

Henry Edison, Xiaofeng Wang, Kieran Conboy
2021 IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering  
An analysis of the extant literature reveals a disparate set of studies across each individual method, with no cross-method comparison based on empirical evidence.  ...  A set of challenges and success factors associated with the use of large-scale agile methods are identified. The study also identifies a number of research gaps to be addressed across methods.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This work was supported, in part, by Science Foundation Ireland grant 13/RC/2094 P2.  ... 
doi:10.1109/tse.2021.3069039 fatcat:kucgtyziuzbwpgrwyakijwiaqm

Business Intelligence and Supply Chain Agility [article]

Mohammad Moniruzzaman, Sherah Kurnia, Alison Parkes, Sean B. Maynard
2016 arXiv   pre-print
The result of the study will help organizations deploy BI effectively to support SCM and improve SC Agility.  ...  In the next stage of this project, we will conduct a series of case studies investigating how organisations use BI when managing their SC activities and how BI contributes to SC Agility.  ...  A central view of demand forecasts, raw material availability and production capacity analysis supported by BI tools helps managers to be well prepared for large scale production (Yusof et al. 2013) .  ... 
arXiv:1606.03511v1 fatcat:2jndybnsijc2jpeq7jhnywpfya

Adapting Agile Methods to Develop solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things

Christoph Fuchs, Thomas Hess
2017 European Conference on Information Systems  
In this paper, we derive a theoretical model based on adaptive structuration theory and develop our empirical research design.  ...  We bring together these two areas of interest by conducting a study on the adaptation of agile methods in organizations that develop and distribute industrial IoT solutions.  ...  To answer this question, we view the adaptation of agile methods through the theoretical lens of adaptive structuration theory (AST) and conduct case study research on three companies from different industries  ... 
dblp:conf/ecis/FuchsH17 fatcat:442ei7r2ifg3rpsni2yq4cciyq

A Paradox Lens to Systems Development Projects: The Case of the Agile Software Development

Juhani Iivari, University of Oulu, Finland
2021 Communications of the Association for Information Systems  
Although systems development projects constitute temporary organizations, researchers have largely omitted the paradox lens in their context.  ...  I show that ASD comprises mechanisms for that purpose largely due to the reflective nature of the ASD process in which each retrospective assesses what went well in the previous sprint (iteration) and  ...  Acknowledgement I express my gratitude to the associate editor for excellent comments on the previous version of my paper and to Adam LeBrocq, AIS Copyeditor, for carefully editing my text.  ... 
doi:10.17705/1cais.04901 fatcat:woufanfwafhovkhlvtbkzvac7a
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