Dreesen, Tim ORCID: 0000-0002-4581-9664, Hennel, Phil ORCID: 0000-0002-9845-5112 and Rosenkranz, Christoph ORCID: 0000-0003-4286-4176 (2020). The Impact of Modes, Styles, and Congruence of Control on Agile Teams: Insights from a Multiple Case Study. In: Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences : Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, pp. 6247-6256. Honolulu, Hawaii: ScholarSpace. ISBN 978-0-9981331-3-3

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Agile software development (ASD) strongly relies on social interaction and teamwork. Team processes and agile practices adopted by team members play an important part for the outcome of software development projects. Agile practices promise teams to be able to respond to change by granting them autonomy. Existing studies, however, imply that these projects can benefit from different elements of control. Our objective is to improve our understanding of how to enact control in agile teams and how these control mechanisms influence team autonomy and team performance. In this paper, we present our findings from four case studies conducted within two insurance companies and two software development firms. We found that it is not a question of ‘what’ controls should be exercised, but rather ‘how’ controls are implemented in practice. Our results prompt to the need for further studies on control mechanisms in ASD.

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Dreesen, Timdreesen@wiso.uni-koeln.deorcid.org/0000-0002-4581-966480655390
Hennel, Philhennel@wiso.uni-koeln.deorcid.org/0000-0002-9845-5112UNSPECIFIED
Rosenkranz, Christophrosenkranz@wiso.uni-koeln.deorcid.org/0000-0003-4286-4176UNSPECIFIED
URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-121522
DOI: 10.24251/hicss.2020.764
Title of Book: Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences : Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
Page Range: pp. 6247-6256
Date: 2020
Publisher: ScholarSpace
Place of Publication: Honolulu, Hawaii
ISBN: 978-0-9981331-3-3
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 > Professorship for Integrated Information Systems
Subjects: Data processing Computer science
Social sciences
Management and auxiliary services
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Agile and Lean: Organizations, Products and Development agile software development case study control enactment team autonomy team performanceEnglish
Event Type: Conference
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/id/eprint/12152


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