PPIG 2016 - 27th Annual Workshop
The Systems Approach to Change and the Agile Software Development Context
Lucas Gren
Abstract: There is a diversity of models explaining organizational culture and how these complex aspects can be addressed in connection to organizational change efforts. This workshop paper claims that models already exist for dealing with the cultural change that an agile transition is in the software engineering context. Instead of realizing this again through agile success stories, and thus reinventing the wheel, it is argued that the research in the software engineering field should build on these models instead and investigate how/if they differ. Practitioners already work as the change agents described in other fields and they should get recognition through the presence and integration of these models in the software engineering process research.