Scaling Agility: How Organizations Balance Tensions in Scaled-agile Organizations

Creators: Frey, Julian and Hund, Axel and Beimborn, Daniel
Title: Scaling Agility: How Organizations Balance Tensions in Scaled-agile Organizations
Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Event Title: (Proceedings of the) 42nd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) ; Paper No. 2408
Event Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Event Dates: December, 12-15, 2021
Projects: CROSS
Date: 2021
Divisions: Informationsmanagement
Abstract (ENG): Scaled-agile organizations (SAOs) have emerged as a response by incumbent organizations to take on digital transformation efforts. However, these structures come with challenges, especially paradoxical tensions that need to be addressed. Therefore, we employ an exploratory common process case study series design to answer the following research questions: Which tensions underlie SAOs and how can these tensions best be balanced? We identify eight tensions on three levels and along two dimensions and show preliminary resolution strategies to manage these tensions. With this, we seek to shed light on how SAOs can be designed to minimize tensions and maximize their impact on strategic agility. In doing so, we provide valuable insights for researchers and practitioners.
Forthcoming: No
Language: English
Citation:

Frey, Julian and Hund, Axel and Beimborn, Daniel (2021) Scaling Agility: How Organizations Balance Tensions in Scaled-agile Organizations. In: (Proceedings of the) 42nd International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) ; Paper No. 2408, December, 12-15, 2021, Austin, Texas, USA. ISBN 9781733632591

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