So You Think You’re Agile?

(Experience report, 30 min) [ Slides ]

Author(s): Colm O'hEocha (National university of Ireland Galway), Kieran Conboy (National University of Ireland, Galway), Xiaofeng Wang (University of Limerick)
Session: Culture and Organization
Session chair: Juhani Iivari (University of Oulu)
Date: Thursday, 3 June 2010: Main Conference
Time: 15:30-17:00
Some agile projects succeed, some fail miserably. Research shows that time does not necessarily cure such ills and there can be many complex underlying reasons. Evaluating the ways agility is supported across three supposedly agile projects reveals a myriad of organizational, human and political issues. Using a novel approach to assess agile projects from first principles, this paper outlines several key findings and recommendations beyond mere compliance to textbook methods.

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