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Ambidexterity in Agile Software Development Projects: A conceptual paper
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Department of Information Systems and Project Management.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4657-2832
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Paradoxes or dilemmas have a long time been discussed in the leadership literature and one of these paradoxes, organizational ambidexterity, is developing as a new research paradigm. Organizational ambidexterity signifies an organizations ability to manage both exploitation and exploration and has been associated with higher levels of organizational performance. How leaders can orchestrate the allocation of resources to both achieve exploitation (continuity) and exploration (change), and at the same time manage conflicts that arise, are the core of leadership challenges. Projects are important aspects of human resource management(HRM) activities. For instance, scholars have point out that projects are a key factor in HRM daily processes and that project development is considered critical to competitive benefit. Today, projects are established within and between organizational functions and often span organizational boundaries. While traditional or plan-driven software development projects were assessed through the classical triple constraints of cost, quality, and schedule, agile software development (ASD) projects are also assessed on e.g., communication, collaboration, and responsiveness. ASD projects possess unique combinations of stability and turbulence. Several agile methods exist, but for all existing methods, the underlying assumption is that they are good at "everything", i.e., both exploitation and exploration. So far, very few research initiatives have analyzed how the ASD frameworks are supporting both exploitation and exploration. The fundamental underpinnings of the ASD research field must therefore be better conceptualized and theorized. The objective of the study is to understand how ambidexterity in the context of ASD projects can be defined. As a help for understanding, this study develop one conceptual framework based on interdisciplinary sources of literature. Furthermore, a second framework provide a clarification of the dynamic capability of ambidexterity from the research field of ASD and the impacts on the different organizational levels. The work will help both researchers and practitioners to understand how to prepare organizations in a better way in order to handle the variety of future business requirements.

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2019.
Keywords [en]
Agile Software Development, Project Management, Ambidexterity, Exploitation, Exploration
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Information Systems, Social aspects
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Projektledning
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-74687OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-74687DiVA, id: diva2:1349697
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International Interdisciplinary Conference on HRM, 2019-04-03 Göteborgs universitet, Göteborg
Available from: 2019-09-09 Created: 2019-09-09 Last updated: 2019-10-24Bibliographically approved

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