Understanding the roles of the manager in agile project management

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dc.contributor.author Shastri, Yogeshwar en
dc.contributor.author Hoda, Rashina en
dc.contributor.author Amor, Robert en
dc.coverage.spatial Jaipur, India en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-12T02:13:30Z en
dc.date.issued 2017 en
dc.identifier.citation Proceedings of the 10th Innovations in Software Engineering Conference. ACM, New York, NY. 45-55. 2017 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4503-4856-0 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/37250 en
dc.description.abstract Agile project management (APM) does away with the role and the job title of the manager and instead places emphasis on self-organizing teams. However, recent surveys show that the job title of managers, particularly the project manager, is in existence on a significant number of agile projects. At the same time there is very little empirical evidence on the manager's role in an APM framework. To address this issue, a Grounded Theory study involving 20 software professionals from 18 different organizations which employed Agile Software Development (ASD) was carried out. The key finding of this preliminary study is the identification of the four roles played by managers on agile teams: mentor, coordinator, negotiator, and process adapter. As a mentor, the manager guides and supports the team in agile practice; the coordinator facilitates and coordinates the teams functioning; the negotiator takes care of the budget and customer requirements; and as a process adapter, the manager customizes agile and also implements agile-waterfall hybrids. The results of this study highlight the need for in-depth research into the different management roles and functioning of the agile team and manager. Additionally, this study will help guide new and existing managers to better understand the various aspects and boundaries of their new roles on agile projects and enable them to better facilitate self-organizing teams. en
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dc.publisher ACM en
dc.relation.ispartof ISEC 2017: Innovations in Software Engineering Conference en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings of the 10th Innovations in Software Engineering Conference en
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dc.title Understanding the roles of the manager in agile project management en
dc.type Conference Item en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1145/3021460.3021465 en
pubs.begin-page 45 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: ACM en
pubs.author-url https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=3021460.3021465 en
pubs.end-page 55 en
pubs.finish-date 2017-02-07 en
pubs.place-of-publication New York, NY en
pubs.start-date 2017-02-05 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Proceedings en
pubs.elements-id 645759 en
pubs.org-id Engineering en
pubs.org-id Department of Electrical, Computer and Software Engineering en
pubs.org-id Science en
pubs.org-id School of Computer Science en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-08-09 en


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