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Future research in agile systems development: applying open innovation principles within the agile organisation
Conboy, Kieran; Morgan, Lorraine
A particular strength of agile approaches is that they move away from 'introverted' development and intimately involve the customer in all areas of development, supposedly leading to the development of a more innovative and hence more valuable information system. However, we argue that a single customer representative is too narrow a focus to adopt and that involvement of stakeholders beyond the software development itself is still often quite weak and in some cases non-existent. In response, we argue that current thinking regarding innovation in agile development needs to be extended to include multiple stakeholders outside the business unit. This paper explores the intra-organisational applicability and implications of open innovation in agile systems development. Additionally, it argues for a different perspective of project management that includes collaboration and knowledge-sharing with other business units, customers, partners, and other relevant stakeholders pertinent to the business success of an organisation, thus embracing open innovation principles.
Keyword(s): Agile development; Open innovation; Enterprise Agility
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Type: Book chapter
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: NUI Galway
Publisher(s): Springer Verlag
File Format(s): application/pdf
First Indexed: 2015-11-10 09:21:33 Last Updated: 2015-11-10 09:21:33