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“Agile Adoption” in IT Companies - Building a Change Capability by Qualitative Description of Agile Implementation in Different Companies

  • Barbora Moravcová
  • Filip Legény
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 247)

Abstract

As the interest in “Agile” Adoption continues to grow, there is an increasing need for organizations to understand how to adopt it successfully. This study has as objective to identify the concerns of deployment of agile practices and provide insight into existing challenges of adopting “Agile”. First, the existing literature and case studies are reviewed. A definition of “Agile” Adoption is then formed based on the literature by breaking down the concept. The work deepens the understanding of the complex issue associated with “Agile” Adoption, contributes to the knowledge of “Agile” Adoption and improvement of the software development processes. We surveyed 5 companies, in total 200 employees. Finally, we present 25 impediments for the company’s “Agile” Adoption that were identified based on the interviews. Software companies, who plan their current strategy for “Agile” Adoption, might use the processed output.

Keywords

Agile Change Challenges Impediments Change capability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information Systems, Faculty of ManagementComenius University in BratislavaBratislava 25Slovakia

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