Kischelewski, Björn and Richter, Janek ORCID: 0000-0003-3189-9357 (2020). Implementing Large-Scale Agile - an Analysis of Challenges and Success Factors. In: Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), An Online AIS Conference, June 15-17, 2020,

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Agile methods have become a standard in software development projects and large organizations are applying these methods to their projects. The implementation of agile methods in contexts of large and multiple teams that may span across different locations is referred to as large-scale agile. Limited systematic and scientific knowledge about large-scale agile exists that is based on empirical research. Aggregated knowledge is primarily based on experience reports and industry cases. Hence, organizations face difficulties to successfully implement large-scale agile. We conduct an analysis of challenges and success factors that we identified in empirical research. The majority of challenges and success factors correspond to topics such as communication, coordination, and knowledge management. We discuss our results by highlighting distribution among agile methods (e.g. Scrum) and agile frameworks that are designed for large-scale agile by definition (e.g. SAFe). We conclude our paper by discussing limitations and presenting avenues for future research. Our paper contributes to the body of knowledge on large-scale agile implementations and provides a systematic overview of challenges and success factors.

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Kischelewski, Björnbjoern@kischelewski.deUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-117602
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 28th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), An Online AIS Conference, June 15-17, 2020
Date: 2020
Language: English
Faculty: Faculty of Management, Economy and Social Sciences
Divisions: Weitere Institute, Arbeits- und Forschungsgruppen > Cologne Institute for Information Systems (CIIS)
Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences > Business Administration > Information Systems > Chair for Information Systems and Systems Development
Subjects: Data processing Computer science
Management and auxiliary services
Refereed: Yes


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