On the Adaptation of an Agile Information Systems Development Method

Mehmet N. Aydin, Frank Harmsen, Kees van Slooten, Robert A. Stegwee

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    Abstract

    Little specific research has been conducted to date on the adaptation of agile information systems development (ISD) methods. This article presents the work practice in dealing with the adaptation of such a method in the ISD department of one of the leading financial institutes in Europe. Two forms of method adaptation, static adaptation and dynamic adaptation, are introduced and discussed in detail. We provide some insights plus an instrument that the ISD department studied uses to deal with the dynamic method adaptation. To enhance our understanding of the observed practice, we take into account two complementary perspectives: the engineering perspective and the socio-organizational perspective. Practical and theoretical implications of this study are discussed.Keywords: agile method; information systems development; method adaptation; method engineering
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)24-40
    Number of pages17
    JournalJournal of database management
    Volume16
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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