Governance of Agile Software Development Projects (2016–2019)

Effective governance of software development projects is essential for companies to protect their IT investments. Nowadays, companies have migrated to agile software development where requirements and solutions evolve iteratively and change frequently; yet formal approaches to governance (e.g. steering committee & detailed plans) are ineffective, impede flexibility, agility, and creativity. Hence, this project will identify informal governance approaches for agile projects based on team embeddedness and network theory. The project is the first that will generate theoretical knowledge on how to govern agile teams effectively. With this knowledge, management can ensure the project delivers value at an acceptable cost, quality, and timescale.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Funded by:
Australian Research Council