Conceptualizing Role Development in Agile Transformations: Deriving Design Goals and Principles for Agile Roles

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Design knowledge on agile role development is still nascent. Following the call for a theoretical and empirical investigation into the formation of roles in agile transformations, we elicited three design goals, six design principles and defined the pathway to achieving these goals. Our concept provides new insights into the dynamic and cohesive character of agile roles and adds role development as a key activity to the core of agile transformation. The results are based on a qualitative research methodology and design science research. We contribute to theory by providing a grounded approach for the situational development of dynamic agile roles based on design goals and principles, while practice can profit from the approach as our concept provides greater flexibility than the strict role definitions of agile frameworks.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInnovation Through Information Systems - Volume II : A Collection of Latest Research on Technology Issues
EditorsFrederik Ahlemann, Reinhard Schütte, Stefan Stieglitz
Number of pages17
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Publication date11.2021
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-86796-6
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-86797-3
Publication statusPublished - 11.2021
Event16th International Conference on Business Information Systems Engineering - WI 2021 - Universität Duisburg - Essen, Duisburg, Germany
Duration: 09.03.202111.03.2021
Conference number: 16