publication . Part of book or chapter of book . Conference object . 2012

Fostering and Sustaining Innovation in a Fast Growing Agile Company

Martha Winata; Mahvish Khurum; Tony Gorschek; Hamish T. Barney; Claes Wohlin; Nils Brede Moe; Sebastian Barney; Aybüke Aurum;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
Sustaining innovation in a fast growing software development company is difficult. As organisations grow, peoples' focus often changes from the big picture of the product being developed to the specific role they fill. This paper presents two complementary approaches that were successfully used to support continued developer-driven innovation in a rapidly growing Australian agile software development company. The method "FedEx TM Day" gives developers one day to showcase a proof of concept they believe should be part of the product, while the method "20% Time" allows more ambitious projects to be undertaken. Given the right setting and management support, the tw...
Subjects
free text keywords: 20% Time, case study, empirical, FedEx Day, innovation, scrum, XP, Software Engineering, Programvaruteknik, Software development, business.industry, business, Engineering, Engineering management, Agile software development, Management support, Proof of concept
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