Disputation i informatik
Carin Lindskog försvarar sin doktorsavhandling i informatik, "Tensions experienced and balancing strategies used in Agile Software Development environments"
Nedan följer en kort beskrivning av innehållet (ur baksidestexten):
This dissertation aims to contribute to our knowledge of Agile Software Development (ASD) by examining the contradictions and tensions in ASD environments, as well as how to balance and react to these tensions. This extended knowledge of ASD is important because ASD is today the most common way to develop software and it is currently spreading to many other industries and organizations outside the Information Technology sector. However, recent research reports that it is challenging to combine the business-driven need for predictability and planning with the Agile ways of working, e.g., changeability, self-management and step-by-step development and delivery; therefore, several tensions can arise at the team and organizational levels. Tensions can, for example, be experienced if the team members’ experiences are rooted in traditional project environments with stable processes and predefined requirements based on detailed planning.This dissertation comprises of three studies (one conceptual study and two empirical studies), which are reported on in four papers.This dissertation contributes by visualizing how patterns of contradictions, categorized tensions and ambidextrous (i.e. the ability to balance between tensions) strategies have been compiled and connected. This dissertation also contributes by describing how three models that can be used to develop the concept of “shared mental models” which is so important in team-based learning.
Händelsen är öppen för allmänheten.
- Fredrik Karlsson, opponent, professor, Örebro universitet
- Claes Thorén, betygsnämnd, docent, Uppsala universitet
- Anette Hallin, betygsnämnd, professor, Åbo akademi och Mälardalens universitet
- Cecilia Lindh, betygsnämnd, docent, Mälardalens universitet
Disputationen kommer att hållas på svenska (även om avhandlingen är skriven på engelska).