How Collaboration Software Enables Globally Distributed Software Development Teams to Become Agile - An Effective Use Perspective

Huber, Thomas; Dibbern, Jens (2014). How Collaboration Software Enables Globally Distributed Software Development Teams to Become Agile - An Effective Use Perspective. In: Kotlarsky, Julia; Oshri, Ilan; Willcocks, Leslie P. (eds.) Governing Sourcing Relationships. A Collection of Studies at the Country, Sector and Firm Level : 8th Global Sourcing Workshop 2014, Val d'Isere, France, March 23-26, 2014, Revised Selected Papers. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing: Vol. 195 (pp. 49-63). Cham: Springer 10.1007/978-3-319-11367-8_4

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Offshored, distributed teams increasingly use agile software development methodologies. Since agile software development practices were originally developed for co-located teams, distributed teams are required to use tools in order to achieve agility. This study is the first to adopt the lens of effective use theory in order to explore the role of tools in achieving agility, and other favorable project outcomes despite geographic distribution. First, we present Effective Use Theory and contextualize it for outsourced, agile software development projects. After this contextualization of Effective Use Theory, we present our exploratory, longitudinal case study and the four data sources we will use as a basis for our empirical investigation. Then, we develop measures that will enable us to study effective use behaviors empirically for the first time. The paper Ends with expected results and implications for literature on IS outsourcing, agile software development, tool use literature, and for managerial practice.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Information Systems > Information Engineering
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Information Systems

UniBE Contributor:

Huber, Thomas and Dibbern, Jens

Subjects:

000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
600 Technology
600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations

ISSN:

1865-1348

ISBN:

978-3-319-11367-8

Series:

Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing

Publisher:

Springer

Language:

English

Submitter:

Gowthaman Udayakumar

Date Deposited:

03 Dec 2019 09:04

Last Modified:

03 Dec 2019 09:04

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/978-3-319-11367-8_4

Additional Information:

International Workshop on Global Sourcing of Information Technology and Business Processes, 23.-26.03.2014, Val d’Isère, France

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.135702

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/135702

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