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ESEC/FSE 2021
Thu 19 - Sat 28 August 2021 Clowdr Platform
Fri 27 Aug 2021 11:00 - 11:10 - Human Aspects—Software Processes Chair(s): Carlos Gavidia-Calderon, Ivica Crnkovic
Fri 27 Aug 2021 23:00 - 23:10 - Human Aspects—Software Processes Chair(s): Alexander Chatzigeorgiou

While agile software development is increasingly adopted in large organizations, there is still a lack of studies on how traditionally organized enterprises adopt and scale agile forms of organization. This industrial multiple embedded case study explores how the organizational model of a large public sector entity evolved over four years to support the adoption of agile software development methods.
Data was collected through semi-structured interviews and document analysis. We describe the change in three phases: pre-transformation, initial transformation, and maturing. Changes in three subcases of organizational units are further described in detail.
Moving from an outsourced project-based way-of-working with separate business, IT and vendor organizations, the new organizational design emphasizes internal development capability, cross-functional autonomous
teams organized around products and grouped in product areas, and continuous delivery.
Starting from the IT department, the transformation expanded to the whole organization, and went beyond software development to the finance and leadership. We describe the target and intermediate organizations employed when adopting agile development methods for the whole organization and three organizational units responsible for different services.
Defining suitable product boundaries, achieving alignment across teams, enhancing the competence of product owners, the coexistence of old and new types of systems, processes, and structures, and balancing the teams’ need for autonomy with the organizational needs for coordination and control are remaining challenges.

Fri 27 Aug

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11:00 - 12:00
Human Aspects—Software ProcessesResearch Papers / Industry Papers / Journal First +12h
Chair(s): Carlos Gavidia-Calderon ThoughtWorks (UK) Ltd., Ivica Crnkovic Chalmers University of Technology
11:00
10m
Paper
Organizational Implications of Agile Adoption: A Case Study from the Public Sector
Industry Papers
Parastoo Mohagheghi NAV, Casper Lassenius Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering
DOI
11:10
10m
Paper
How agile teams make self-assignment work: a grounded theory study
Journal First
Zainab Masood University of Auckland, Rashina Hoda Monash University, Kelly Blincoe University of Auckland
11:20
10m
Paper
Sustainability Forecasting for Apache Incubator Projects
Research Papers
Likang Yin University of California at Davis, Zhuangzhi Chen Zhejiang University of Technology, Qi Xuan Zhejiang University of Technology, Vladimir Filkov University of California at Davis
DOI
11:30
30m
Live Q&A
Q&A (Human Aspects—Software Processes)
Research Papers

23:00 - 00:00
Human Aspects—Software ProcessesResearch Papers / Journal First / Industry Papers
Chair(s): Alexander Chatzigeorgiou University of Macedonia
23:00
10m
Paper
Organizational Implications of Agile Adoption: A Case Study from the Public Sector
Industry Papers
Parastoo Mohagheghi NAV, Casper Lassenius Simula Metropolitan Center for Digital Engineering
DOI
23:10
10m
Paper
How agile teams make self-assignment work: a grounded theory study
Journal First
Zainab Masood University of Auckland, Rashina Hoda Monash University, Kelly Blincoe University of Auckland
23:20
10m
Paper
Sustainability Forecasting for Apache Incubator Projects
Research Papers
Likang Yin University of California at Davis, Zhuangzhi Chen Zhejiang University of Technology, Qi Xuan Zhejiang University of Technology, Vladimir Filkov University of California at Davis
DOI
23:30
30m
Live Q&A
Q&A (Human Aspects—Software Processes)
Research Papers