Investigating the Impact of Agile Control Mechanisms on Learning in Scrum Teams

  • Maria Carmela Annosi
  • Antonella Martini
  • Mats Magnusson
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Abstract

This chapter aims to explore Management Control Systems (MCS) resulting from the implementation of agile development methods, relying on an established MCS taxonomy. An abductive approach was adopted, considering the shortage of research evaluating the post-adoption effects of agile methods. Four organizations from an international telecommunication firm that implemented agile methods were involved, and 44 individual semi-structured interviews were performed. In addition, 121 free comments from a global survey to the same organizations were used as secondary data. The paper indicates how Scrum, a widespread agile method, implicitly brings multiple enforcing levers of control to a team’s self-regulatory learning processes.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Carmela Annosi
    • 1
  • Antonella Martini
    • 2
  • Mats Magnusson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Social Sciences and Management StudiesWageningen University and ResearchWageningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.School of Engineering (DESTEC)University of PisaPisaItaly
  3. 3.KTH Royal Institute of TechnologyStockholmSweden

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