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

Fostering and Sustaining Innovation in a Fast Growing Agile Company

Nils Brede Moe; Sebastian Barney; Aybüke Aurum; Mahvish Khurum; Claes Wohlin; Hamish T. Barney; Tony Gorschek; Martha Winata;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Blekinge Tekniska Högskola, Sektionen för datavetenskap och kommunikation
  • 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, agile software development, case study, empirical, FedEx Day, innovation, scrum, XP, Software Engineering, Programvaruteknik, Proof of concept, Engineering, business.industry, business, Engineering management, Software development, Management support
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