Building Capacity in Kenya’s ICT Market Using Cross-Border Scrum Teams

Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 504)

Abstract

This practitioner report outlines the nature of constraints to the development of ICT markets in Kenya, and identifies the cause of key market failures to grow domestic capacity. Results of an initiative to improve Kenyan ICT capacity though mentoring, international collaboration and the use of Agile project management methods are discussed. Based on findings from CodePamoja, a two-year collaboration between Dutch and Kenyan IT companies and the German government, the report explains how the use of cross-border Agile teams may align well to the objectives of those working in ICT4D.

Keywords

Agile Scrum Cross-border teams ICT4D 

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Copyright information

© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Competa IT bvRijswijkThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of WestminsterLondonUK

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