Exploring the critical success factors of virtual-agile IT projects: a grounded theory study

Amar, H. ORCID: 0000-0002-0267-5736 and Haag, M., 2017. Exploring the critical success factors of virtual-agile IT projects: a grounded theory study. International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology, 8 (6), pp. 427-434. ISSN 2010-0248

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Business dynamics and competition have necessitated IT organizations to use virtual style of working depending on the principles of agile methods. Virtual-agile IT projects are most relevant in the context of software and web development, new product development and information system projects. Organizations where fulfilling the demands of clients, face several complexities during projects; mainly obstructed by differences in location, time, culture and working dynamics etc. This paper aims to explore some useful practices undertaken in IT industry to deal with such criticalities. The research uses qualitative methods and grounded theory methodology to generate emerging themes recognized as codes or concepts; which were further transformed into categories based on their properties and dimensions. Categories or sub-categories identified were arranged using coding paradigm which helped to identify a core-category. Consequently, the relationships were refined, arranged in a unique way in selective coding phase and a storyline was generated elaborating the relationships between various categories, sub-categories and concepts. Finally, a conclusion is made and recommendations are proposed for future research.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology
Creators: Amar, H. and Haag, M.
Publisher: International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology
Date: December 2017
Volume: 8
Number: 6
ISSN: 2010-0248
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 05 Dec 2019 15:40
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 13:42
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/38781

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