Supporting self-organizing agile teams what's senior management got to do with it?

Rashina Hoda, James Noble, Stuart Marshall

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Abstract

Self-organizing Agile teams need a supportive environment to emerge and flourish. Through a Grounded Theory study of 58 Agile practitioners across 23 different software organizations in New Zealand and India, we found that senior management support is a critical environmental factor influencing self-organizing Agile teams. We describe the influence of senior management, and show how their support can create and sustain a supportive environment for self-organizing Agile teams.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming - 12th International Conference, XP 2011, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer
Pages73-87
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783642206764
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume77 LNBIP
ISSN (Print)1865-1348

Keywords

  • Agile Software Development
  • Grounded Theory
  • Organizational Culture
  • Self-Organizing Teams
  • Senior Management

Cite this

Hoda, R., Noble, J., & Marshall, S. (2011). Supporting self-organizing agile teams what's senior management got to do with it? In Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming - 12th International Conference, XP 2011, Proceedings (pp. 73-87). (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vol. 77 LNBIP). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-20677-1_6