Overview and guidance on agile development in large organizations

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)22_Publication in policy or professional journal

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Author(s)

  • Jordan B. Barlow
  • Justin Scott Giboney
  • Mark Jeffrey Keith
  • David W. Wilson
  • Ryan M. Schuetzler
  • And 2 others
  • Paul Benjamin Lowry
  • Anthony Vance

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-44
Journal / PublicationCommunications of the Association for Information Systems
Volume29
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Abstract

A continual debate surrounds the effectiveness of agile software development practices. Some organizations adopt agile practices to become more competitive, improve processes, and reduce costs. Other organizations are skeptical about whether agile development is beneficial. Large organizations face an additional challenge in integrating agile practices with existing standards and business processes. To examine the effects of agile development practices in large organizations, we review and integrate scientific literature and theory on agile software development. We further organize our theory and observations into a framework with guidelines for large organizations considering agile methodologies. Based on this framework, we present recommendations that suggest ways large organizations with established processes can successfully implement agile practices. Our analysis of the literature and theory provides new insight for researchers of agile software development and assists practitioners in determining how to adopt agile development in their organizations.

Research Area(s)

  • Agile development, Agility, Coordination, Extreme programming, Informal communication, Interdependencies, Large organizations, Life cycle, Scrum, Software development, Waterfall method

Citation Format(s)

Overview and guidance on agile development in large organizations. / Barlow, Jordan B.; Giboney, Justin Scott; Keith, Mark Jeffrey; Wilson, David W.; Schuetzler, Ryan M.; Lowry, Paul Benjamin; Vance, Anthony.

In: Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2011, p. 25-44.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)22_Publication in policy or professional journal