Quotation Virag, Peter, Bernroider, Edward, Remus, Ulrich. 2021. Agile IS Development Control: An Analysis of Four Different Scenarios and Their Control Implications. In Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2021, Hrsg. AMCIS 2021, 1-10. Montreal: None.


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Finding the optimal distribution of control and flexibility is an ongoing struggle in Information Systems Development (ISD). While flexibility allows projects to adapt to changing requirements, control helps reaching the desired time, cost and quality objectives. Agile approaches place higher emphasis on flexibility that challenges control conceptualizations typical in traditional ISD. Scarce research on controlling agile ISD provided conflicting control configuration recommendations probably due to different contexts and agile development rarely following instructions in a systematic manner. By drawing on a qualitative case study, we describe four distinct roles managers in agile ISD take contingent on contextual factors, and explore resulting control configurations in terms of control modes and enactment styles. Our findings in particular imply that costs of control fluctuate depending on the chosen role and that agency as a theoretical lens may be too narrow to understand the full spectrum of control activities in agile ISD projects.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Contribution to conference proceedings
Language English
Title Agile IS Development Control: An Analysis of Four Different Scenarios and Their Control Implications
Title of whole publication Proceedings of the Americas Conference on Information Systems (AMCIS) 2021
Editor AMCIS 2021
Page from 1
Page to 10
Location Montreal
Year 2021
Open Access N

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Virag, Peter (Details)
Bernroider, Edward (Details)
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Remus, Ulrich (University of Innsbruck, Austria)
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Institute for Information Management and Control IN (Details)
Research areas (Ă–STAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1138 Information systems (Details)
1146 Management information systems (Details)
5364 Project management (Details)
5405 Empirical social research (Details)
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