Crossing the Boundaries – Agile Methods in Large-Scale, Plan-Driven Organizations: A Case Study from the Financial Services Industry

Creators: Weiss, Sina Katharina and Brune, Philipp
Title: Crossing the Boundaries – Agile Methods in Large-Scale, Plan-Driven Organizations: A Case Study from the Financial Services Industry
Item Type: Book Section
Projects: CAPS
Page Range: pp. 380-393
Date: 16 June 2017
Divisions: Informationsmanagement
Abstract: Selecting the software development methodology best-suited for a project or organization is a fundamental decision in the context of Information Systems (IS) engineering. In many industries and organizations, agile software development models are already well-established and commonly used for this purpose. However, large-scale, plan-driven organizations face additional challenges when implementing agile methods. To analyze how such organizations could make the implementation more effective, the results of a qualitative case study performed in a large-scale financial institution are presented in this paper. Based on these results, a best-practice model for their effective implementation in a complex environment is proposed. An organization-specific agile development framework and continuous stakeholder involvement are identified as crucial success factors. In addition, a successful implementation of agile methods in practice needs to be performed by dedicated individuals and cross-functional teams should be established in order to support a common understanding across organizational boundaries.
Citation:

Weiss, Sina Katharina and Brune, Philipp (2017) Crossing the Boundaries – Agile Methods in Large-Scale, Plan-Driven Organizations: A Case Study from the Financial Services Industry. In: Advanced Information Systems Engineering, 29th International Conference, CAiSE 2017, Essen, Germany, June 12-16, 2017, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 10253 . Springer, Cham, pp. 380-393. ISBN 978-3-319-59536-8

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