Identifier

etd-03032016-181315

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Information Systems and Decision Sciences

Document Type

Dissertation

Abstract

Agile software development methods represent a departure from the heavily regimented and document-driven procedures of traditional, waterfall approaches. Despite the highly touted benefits of employing agile ISD methods and the growth of agile adoption rates over the past two decades, it is not clear why some organizations fail to routinize agile methods, while others do so and realize their promised benefits. Motivated by the need to understand the factors that influence agile routinization, this study empirically examines the deep contextual factors that impact the extent to which agile methods are proliferated throughout an organization. Findings indicate that project success from initial agile use does not translate to routine agile use. Instead, findings from the study suggest that organizational factors of organizational culture and structure play a pivotal role in the routinization of agile methods.

Date

2016

Document Availability at the Time of Submission

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Committee Chair

Hirschheim, Rudy

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Business Commons

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