Realization of Agile Methods in Established Processes: Challenges and Barriers

Realization of Agile Methods in Established Processes: Challenges and Barriers

Abstract

This paper presents an explorative study and the results of 17 interviews with informants from different companies. Its purpose is to identify the challenges associated with implementing agile methods along with the established procedures for early design. The study exemplifies project leaders’ experiences and implementation efforts. As leaders of design projects, they have proposed the use of a new method that involves teams engaging in testing and evaluation, which aids in the understanding and introduction of change initiatives. The challenges that are identified are as follows: (1) a lack of approval not only from top managers but also from critical peers; (2) an unprepared organization that did not allow teamwork; and (3) a lack of specific company success factors to support new methods.

Keywords

Engineering design, Teamwork, User-centered design, Design practice, Agile innovation

Citation

Lugnet, Johan; Ericson, Åsa; Larsson, Andreas. 2021. “Realization of Agile Methods in Established Processes: Challenges and Barriers” Appl. Sci. 11, no. 5: 2043. https://doi.org/10.3390/app11052043

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