The Empire Strikes Back


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The Empire Strikes Back

Show simple item record Babb, Jeffry Nørbjerg, Jacob Yates, David J. Waguespack, Leslie J. 2017-12-18T12:04:48Z 2017-12-18T12:04:48Z 2017-12-18
dc.description.abstract Agile methods have co-evolved with the onset of rapid change and turbidity in software and systems development and the methodologies and process models designed to guide them. Conceived from the lessons of practice, Agile methods brought a balanced perspective between the intensions of the stakeholder, the management function, and developers. As an evolutionary progression, trends towards rapid continuous delivery have witnessed the advent of DevOps where advances in tooling, technologies, and the environment of both development and consumption exert a new dynamic into the Agile oeuvre. We investigate the progression from Agile to DevOps from a Critical Social Theoretic perspective to examine a paradox in agility – what does an always-on conceptualization of production forestall and impinge upon the processes of reflection and renewal that are also endemic to Agile methods? This paper is offered as a catalyst for critical examination and as an overt call to action to engage in emancipatory scholarship in advocacy for the Agile development team. Under threat of disenfranchisement and relegation to automation, we question how a tilt towards DevOps will preserve key elements in the tenets and principles of the Agile methods phenomenon. en_US
dc.format.extent 14 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.subject.other Agile Methods en_US
dc.subject.other Continuous Delivery en_US
dc.subject.other Critical Social Theory en_US
dc.subject.other DevOps en_US
dc.subject.other Iteration Pressure en_US
dc.subject.other Learning en_US
dc.subject.other Reflective Practice en_US
dc.title The Empire Strikes Back en_US
dc.type cp en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Digitalisering en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort DIGI en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Digitalization en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort DIGI en_US
dc.description.notes Paper presented at the Information Research Seminar in Scandinavia 2017 (IRIS 40), Halden, Norway, August 6-9, 2017 en_US Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2017 en_US
dc.title.subtitle The end of Agile as we know it? en_US

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