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).
Daniel Greening (Primary Contact)