Becoming Agile in a Non-disruptive Way - Is It Possible?

Ilia Bider, Oscar Söderberg


Due to the increasing popularity of Agile Software Development (ASD), more software development teams are planning to transit to ASD. As ASD substantially differs from the traditional Software Development (TSD), there are a number of issues and challenges that needs to be overcome when transiting to ASD. One of the most difficult challenges here is acquiring an agile “mindset”. The question arises whether it is possible to acquire this mindset with the minimum disruption of an already established TSD process. The paper tries to answer this question by developing a non-disruptive method of transition to ASD, while using a knowledge transformation perspective to identify the main features of ASD mindset and how it differs from the one of TSD. To map the current mindset and plan the movement to the mindset that is more agile, the paper suggests using a process modelling technique that considers the development process as a socio-technical system with components that correspond to the phases of the development process. The method suggested in the paper has been designed in connection to a business case of a development team interested to transit to agility in a non-disruptive manner.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Bider I. and Söderberg O. (2016). Becoming Agile in a Non-disruptive Way - Is It Possible? . In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-187-8, pages 294-305. DOI: 10.5220/0005785302940305

in Bibtex Style

author={Ilia Bider and Oscar Söderberg},
title={Becoming Agile in a Non-disruptive Way - Is It Possible?},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - Becoming Agile in a Non-disruptive Way - Is It Possible?
SN - 978-989-758-187-8
AU - Bider I.
AU - Söderberg O.
PY - 2016
SP - 294
EP - 305
DO - 10.5220/0005785302940305