Agile and Lean Discovery and Development Minitrack

In this minitrack, we seek research papers and experience reports that explore agile development, lean product management and agile/lean organizations.

  • What evidence-based guidance can we provide to product leaders, managers and developers to help motivate, create and sustain better agile/lean behaviors and more profitable outcomes?
  • How can we incorporate product design, architecture, engineering, risk reduction, budgeting and offshoring into agile/lean while preserving experimentation and adaptation?
  • What common behaviors do we see in agile (including Scrum, Kanban, Extreme Programming/XP, etc.) teams and lean product management (including Lean Startup, Customer Development, etc.) and how do those behaviors affect outcomes?
  • How do organizations and cultures restructure to support these philosophies and when they do not restructure, what happens?
  • How do organizations implement, monitor and improve hiring, coaching, training and mentoring?
  • Which metrics help enterprises, teams and individuals adapt and improve?
  • How do markets respond to rapid iterations and end-user experimentation?

Possible topics for the minitrack include but are not limited to:

  • Empirical outcome comparisons in industrial settings: agile and non-agile, remote and collocated, impact of different agile methods, etc.
  • New frontiers in agile management – going beyond software development
  • Forecasting, risk reduction, planning
  • Agile organizations as rhythmic and recursive experimention
  • Exploring the fit between agile organizations and their environmental context.
  • Agile and Lean requirements engineering, dependency management and risk management
  • Conflict in agile organizations and agile development teams: what cultures work and don’t work?
  • What cultures and leadership characteristics lead to sustained agility?
  • Evolution of agile organizations
  • Case studies on agile management and experimentation, in atypical situations
  • New approaches to teams and teaming
  • Impact of tool use on agile management
  • New approaches to teaching and coaching agile organizations
  • Lessons learned in agile management
  • How do agile management and traditional management complement or conflict?

Accepted papers are candidates for a special fast-track section of Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application (JITTA).

Minitrack Co-Chairs:

Daniel Greening (Primary Contact)
Senex Rex

John Tripp
Baylor University

Jeff Sutherland
Scrum, Inc.

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