Title

Can agile and traditional systems development approaches co-exist? An ambidextrous view

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2006

Abstract

Emerging evidence seems to indicate that most systems development organizations are attempting to utilize both agile and traditional approaches. This study aims to understand the reasons organizations feel the need for this unlikely juxtaposition and the organizational challenges in sustaining the opposing cultures. Drawing on the extensive literature in organizational theory and management, we advocate ambidexterity as a viable solution to systems development organizations attempting to harness the benefits of both agile and traditional development.

Comments

Copyright 2006 Taylor & Francis (Routledge), Information Systems Management

Publication Title

Information Systems Management

Published Citation

Vinekar, Vishnu, Craig W. Slinkman, and Sridhar Nerur. 2006 Can agile and traditional systems development approaches co-exist? An ambidextrous view. Information Systems Management 23 ( 3) 31-42.

DOI

10.1201/1078.10580530/46108.23.3.20060601/93705.4

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