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    Future Research in Agile Systems Development: Applying Open Innovation Principles Within the Agile Organisation

    Conboy, Kieran and Morgan, Lorraine (2010) Future Research in Agile Systems Development: Applying Open Innovation Principles Within the Agile Organisation. In: Agile software development: current research and future directions. Springer Verlag, pp. 223-234. ISBN 9783642125744

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    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.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This is the postprint version of the published chapter which is available at DOI: 9783642125744. This work is supported in part by Science Foundation Ireland grant 03/CE211303_l to Lero- the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre.
    Keywords: Agile Systems Development; Open Innovation Principles; Agile Organisation; intra-organisation; application; knowledge-sharing; customers; partners;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 6633
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    Depositing User: Lorraine Morgan
    Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2015 17:00
    Publisher: Springer Verlag
    Refereed: Yes
    Funders: Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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