The Perceived Impact of the Agile Development and Project Management Method Scrum on Information Systems and Software Development Productivity

  • Karlheinz Kautz University of Woollongong
  • Thomas Heide Johanson Progressive AS
  • Andreas Uldahl Ernst & Young Denmark
Keywords: Perceived Impact, Agile Development, Project Management, Scrum, Productivity

Abstract

This research contributes to the body of knowledge in information systems development (ISD) with an empirical investigation in form of a case study that demonstrates the positive impact of the agile development and project management method Scrum on information systems and software development productivity and it provides a useful operationalization of the concept through seven identified indicators for productivity. Despite the fact that the case unit had challenges with the use of Scrum, the indicators identified the areas where the company had managed to exploit the potential of Scrum and its practices with regard to increasing productivity. The research results are discussed both with regard to the existing Scrum literature as well as to complex adaptive systems (CAS) as a foundation for ISD and agile development.
Published
2014-11-01
How to Cite
Kautz, K., Johanson, T. H., & Uldahl, A. (2014). The Perceived Impact of the Agile Development and Project Management Method Scrum on Information Systems and Software Development Productivity. Australasian Journal of Information Systems, 18(3). https://doi.org/10.3127/ajis.v18i3.1095
Section
Selected Papers from the Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS)