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Gustavsson, T. (2018). Impacts on Team  Performance in Large-Scale Agile Software Development. In: Proceedings of the BIR-WS 2018. CEUR-WS.org VOL-2218: . Paper presented at BIR 2018, Stockholm, Sweden. (pp. 421-431).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Impacts on Team  Performance in Large-Scale Agile Software Development
2018 (English)In: Proceedings of the BIR-WS 2018. CEUR-WS.org VOL-2218, 2018, p. 421-431Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Agile ways of working are nowadays used in many software development departments even in larger organizations. When scaling up agile ways of working, new practices for coordinating teams become necessary. Instead of inventing practices on their own, many organizations are implementing the ScaledAgile Framework but the impacts on team performance due to these practices are not much studied. Data was obtained by means of a survey questionnaire that was answered by 111 team members from two organizations, one from the automotive industry and one of the major Swedish banks. The study suggests that efficient inter-team coordination does not have a positive relationship to team performance. But, as shown in several other contexts, a high level of psychological safety has a significant positive impact on team performance in a large-scale agile software development setting

National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70314 (URN)
Conference
BIR 2018, Stockholm, Sweden.
Available from: 2018-11-27 Created: 2018-11-27 Last updated: 2018-11-27
Gustavsson, T. (2018). Practices for Vertical and Horizontal Coordination in the Scaled Agile Framework. In: Designing Digitalization (ISD2018 Proceedings): . Paper presented at ISD2018, Lund, Sweden. Lund: Lund University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Practices for Vertical and Horizontal Coordination in the Scaled Agile Framework
2018 (English)In: Designing Digitalization (ISD2018 Proceedings), Lund: Lund University , 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Scrum and eXtreme programming, the first agile development frameworks, were designed with very few advice on coordination for work in larger scale were several teams cooperate toward a common goal. This lead to both wrong assumptions regarding the usefulness of agile ways of working in larger organizations as well as much individual tailoring with coordination practices in organizations. Now, the Scaled Agile Framework is gaining much attention in software development. This study contains an analysis of inter-team coordination practices prescribed in the framework and how they have been implemented in three organizations. Previous research on coordination has been criticized for having a static view on coordination with not enough focus on how to manage emerging dependency issues. The result of this study shows that the Scaled Agile Framework have four practices that cover both planning and emerging issues and three practices solely aimed at managing these emerging dependency issues.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Lund University, 2018
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70313 (URN)978-91-7753-876-9 (ISBN)
Conference
ISD2018, Lund, Sweden
Available from: 2018-11-27 Created: 2018-11-27 Last updated: 2018-11-27
Gustavsson, T. (2017). Assigned roles for Inter-team coordination in Large-Scale Agile Development: a literature review.. In: Proceedings of the XP2017 Scientific Workshops: . Paper presented at XP2017, Cologne, Germany. Cologne: University, Article ID 15.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Assigned roles for Inter-team coordination in Large-Scale Agile Development: a literature review.
2017 (English)In: Proceedings of the XP2017 Scientific Workshops, Cologne: University , 2017, article id 15Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Inter-team coordination has been recognized as one of the most important challenges in large-scale agile development settings. Except specific practices, such asScrum of Scrums meetings, certain roles are oftenreported to be responsible for areas of coordination incase studies. Although agile values state thatcoordination should be dealt with face-to-face byindividuals, two commonly used prescriptive frameworksfor large-scale agile development suggests contrastingways of coordinating regarding roles and theirresponsibilities. One propose additional coordinating roles leaving less mandate and autonomy to the single team while the other propose no additional roles, compared to the original roles of Scrum, allowing more autonomy to the teams. This literature review is an analysis of roles assigned with the responsibility for inter-team coordination in 42 case studies of large-scale agile development settings. The review shows that only four of the analyzed organizations appoints roles according to the large-scale agile frameworks. Rather, a wide range of different additional roles with different role tailoring is displayed where the majority is focusing on vertical coordination rather than horizontal coordination. In three of the cases, the role setup has specificallytargeted coordination for architectural issues. The study shows that the prescriptive frameworks are seen as toolboxes leaving the responsibility for tailoring to the single organization. This implies a stronger need for theoretical support on what to use as basis for tailoring of roles and their responsibilities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cologne: University, 2017
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70312 (URN)10.1145/3120459.3120475 (DOI)
Conference
XP2017, Cologne, Germany
Available from: 2018-11-27 Created: 2018-11-27 Last updated: 2018-11-27
Gustavsson, T. (2016). Benefits of Agile Project Management in a Non-Software Development Context: A Literature Review. In: Project Management Development – Practice and Perspectives: Fifth International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic Countries, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS. Paper presented at Fifth International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic Countries, April 14-15, 2016, Riga, University of Latvia (pp. 114-124). Riga: Latvijas Universitate
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Benefits of Agile Project Management in a Non-Software Development Context: A Literature Review
2016 (English)In: Project Management Development – Practice and Perspectives: Fifth International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic Countries, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, Riga: Latvijas Universitate , 2016, p. 114-124Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the last fifteen years we have witnessed a vast spread of new methods for managing projects within software development. In 2001, the Agile Manifesto stated the common values and principles of these methods, all aimed at producing better software. Several of these values and principals are specifically expressed for designing and programming software products. Since then, the benefits of these methods have led to a widespread use of agile project management even in non-software development contexts. But, how does these values and principals affect projects in non-software areas since some values and principals are not applicable? Do they perceive the same benefits? This paper presents a systematic literature review aimed at identifying benefits in projects adopting agile methods in non-software development contexts. Out of the 21 case studies analysed, most reported projects were from manufacturing companies but even from areas such as library management and strategy management. The most frequently reported benefits were related to team work, customer interaction, productivity and flexibility. The main parts of the benefits were corresponding to the first value in the Agile Manifesto: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Riga: Latvijas Universitate, 2016
Series
Project Management Development – Practice and Perspectives, ISSN 2256-0513
Keywords
Agile project management, Scrum
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70311 (URN)978-9934-14-849-1 (ISBN)
Conference
Fifth International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic Countries, April 14-15, 2016, Riga, University of Latvia
Available from: 2018-11-27 Created: 2018-11-27 Last updated: 2018-12-10Bibliographically approved
Gustavsson, T. (2014). Agil projektledning: Övningsbok (1ed.). Stockholm: Sanoma Utbildning AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Agil projektledning: Övningsbok
2014 (Swedish)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [sv]

Agil projektledning övningsbok innehåller flera olika slags övningar: instuderingsfrågor- praktiska övningar- diskussionsövningar- scenarioövningar. Agil projektledning övningsbok riktar sig till studenter i projektledning samt yrkesverksamma projektledare som vill börja arbeta agilt eller förbättra sin agila förmåga.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Sanoma Utbildning AB, 2014. p. 219 Edition: 1
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70310 (URN)9789152326466 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-11-27 Created: 2018-11-27 Last updated: 2018-11-27Bibliographically approved
Gustavsson, T. & Rönnlund, P. (2013). Agile adoption at Ericsson hardware product development.. In: : . Paper presented at 22nd Nordic Academy of Management Conference NNF, Island 21-23 augusti 2013 (pp. 7). Nordic Academy of Management
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Agile adoption at Ericsson hardware product development.
2013 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Nordic Academy of Management, 2013
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Projektledning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-28619 (URN)
Conference
22nd Nordic Academy of Management Conference NNF, Island 21-23 augusti 2013
Available from: 2013-08-12 Created: 2013-08-12 Last updated: 2014-12-11Bibliographically approved
Gustavsson, T. (2011). Agil projektledning (1ed.). Stockholm: Sanoma utbildning
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Agil projektledning
2011 (Swedish)Book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Sanoma utbildning, 2011. p. 223 Edition: 1
Keywords
agil
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject
Projektledning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-29288 (URN)978915230936 (ISBN)
Available from: 2013-10-04 Created: 2013-10-04 Last updated: 2014-12-11Bibliographically approved
Gustavsson, T. & Rönnlund, P. (2010). Agile Project Management in Public Events. Paper presented at Konferens IPMA2010, Istanbul. Paper presented at Konferens IPMA2010, Istanbul. Istanbul
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Agile Project Management in Public Events
2010 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract

Companies in the IT industry today often use agile project management methods to govern their projects. Agilemethods value high transparency, self-organizing teams and a process to inspect and adapt. Some of the tools and disciplines from these agile methods are purely aimed at software development. The hypothesis of this paper is that the agile project management methods are suitable in other areas as well. This paper presents preliminary findings and conclusions about using agile project management methods in public event projects.



The case study, carried out with an action research methodology, investigates the Swedish company Galaxen

who have organized public music and culture events since 1992. This research indicates that several techniques and principles, originally developed for software programmers, can be adopted also in the area of public events. Time-boxed iterations and visual tools for planning, collaboration and follow up are being used with great success

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Istanbul: , 2010
Keywords
Agile project management, agile methods, public event projects, project management, scrum
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-10167 (URN)
Conference
Konferens IPMA2010, Istanbul
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2018-01-12Bibliographically approved
Gustavsson, T. (2007). AGILE - konsten att slutföra projekt. Karlstad: TUK Förlag AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>AGILE - konsten att slutföra projekt
2007 (English)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Boken har utsetts till Årets Projektledarbok 2008 av Svenskt Projektforum!



Motiveringen från juryn var följande: "Författaren - Tomas Gustavsson - har hittat ett intressant ämne som han beskriver på ett enkelt och lättbegripligt sätt. Detta är inte en "frälsningsbok" utan en mycket nyanserad beskrivning av begreppet "agila metoder", dvs projekt med föränderliga både krav och mål."



Agile är engelska och betyder smidig eller vig. I projektledningssammanhang har ordet översatts till lättrörlig för att peka på förändringsmöjligheterna med detta synsätt. Men det finns andra fördelar med Agile. Den, i mitt tycke, största fördelen består i möjligheten i att kunna slutföra projekt. Att slutföra projekt är en konstart som många eftersträvar men få behärskar.



De agila teknikernas lösning för att hantera denna konst är att delleverera små resultat ofta. Genom att planera, genomföra och leverera en mindre del av projektet får vi möjlighet att uppleva en del av slutresultatet tidigt och kan därefter ställa konkretare krav på resten av projektet. Vi kan dessutom stanna upp, utvärdera och enkelt förändra projektet under vägen. Metoderna (med namn såsom Scrum, XP, DSDM) härstammar från IT-projekt men går att appliceras på många projekt oavsett bransch eller miljö



Detta är en praktiskt bok! Med praktisk bok menas att den innehåller de checklistor, mallar och verktyg som krävs för att med boken som stöd kunna börja arbeta agilt.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: TUK Förlag AB, 2007
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-16791 (URN)9789197621717 (ISBN)
Note

Distrubution: TUK Förlag AB, http://forlag.tuk.se

Available from: 2013-01-21 Created: 2013-01-21 Last updated: 2018-01-11
Gustavsson, T. & Johansson, J. (2006). Ledarskapsdagbok - Boken för din utveckling. Karlstad: TUK Förlag AB
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ledarskapsdagbok - Boken för din utveckling
2006 (Swedish)Book (Refereed)
Abstract [sv]

Ledarskapsdagboken är en handbok för din personliga utveckling: utveckling genom att skriva, reflektera och träna.

På mindre än två timmar kan du vara igång med att lära dig en enkel och kraftfull metod för att skriva Ledarskapsdagbok.



Verktygslådan

I Ledarskapsdagboken finner du även Verktygslådan. Lådan innehåller "formler för ledarskap", tekniker som kan hjälpa

dig inför förhandlingar, svåra samtal och presentationer.



Ledarskapsdagboken och Verktygslådan vilar på fyra grundstenar:

Tänka på papper

Arbeta med mål

Träna - för att bli bättre

Reflektera över sig själv och omvärlden

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: TUK Förlag AB, 2006
National Category
Information Systems
Research subject
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-21022 (URN)9197621706 (ISBN)
Note

Distrubution: TUK Förlag AB, http://forlag.tuk.se

Available from: 2013-01-21 Created: 2013-01-21 Last updated: 2018-01-11
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