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Beyond Mainstream Adoption: From Agile Software Development to Agile Organizational Change

Bustard, David (2012) Beyond Mainstream Adoption: From Agile Software Development to Agile Organizational Change. In: IEEE 19th International Conference and Workshops on Engineering of Computer-Based Systems, ECBS 2012, Novi Sad, Serbia. IEEE. 307 pp. [Conference contribution]

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The agile paradigm is now a mainstream approach to software development, with Scrum emerging as the dominant methodology in the field. The rapid diffusion of the approach is an indicator of its current value to organizations but further gains seem possible. One major step would be the use of the agile approach in all organizational activity. This opportunity has always been part of the Scrum philosophy but few have attempted to put it into practice so far. The purpose of this paper is to consider what is involved, proposing a hierarchical Scrum model to make it suitable for such wider use. The proposal draws on established ideas from both Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) and Deming’s Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle. The new model also has the potential to enhance the basic agile development process for software.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Information Engineering
Research Institutes and Groups:Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Information and Communication Engineering
ID Code:22398
Deposited By: Prof David Bustard
Deposited On:10 Jul 2012 10:31
Last Modified:10 Jul 2012 10:31

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