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dc.contributor.authorMirzaei, Maryam
dc.contributor.authorMabin, V.J.
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-01T17:38:26Z
dc.date.available2018-02-01T17:38:26Z
dc.date.issued2015-11
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/4082
dc.description.abstractThere is a growing interest in applying agile project management practices such as Scrum, particularly for software development projects. Is Scrum a panacea for all projects? What are the challenges in implementing Scrum outside its dominant application in software development? This paper provides some clues based on the findings of case study research into a project in policy development which has experimented with Scrum. Multiple semi-structured interviews and project documents have been used as sources of data. This data was analysed using the Theory of Constraints Thinking Process (TP) tools to capture the cause and effect relationships that help explain where and why Scrum processes apply. The research identifies two Scrum assumptions that may not hold outside software development namely that the product owner (customer) can gain understanding of the final product only by observing the product itself; and that the project is divisible into small deliverables. In this case study it was found that incremental value is not always feasible, even in projects with higher uncertainty. Nor is incremental value the only way to obtain feedback. The case study also demonstrates how Scrum was subsequently tailored to address specific requirements of this project to address these faulty assumptions. The TP tools were found to be particularly powerful tools for uncovering these assumptions.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherOperations Research Society of New Zealand (ORSNZ)en_NZ
dc.subjectpolicy projecten_NZ
dc.subjecttheory of constraints (TOC)en_NZ
dc.subjectScrum (Software development)en_NZ
dc.subjectthinking process tools (TP) of TOCen_NZ
dc.subjectproject managementen_NZ
dc.titlePracticalities of using Scrum for policy projects.en_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Oral Presentationen_NZ
dc.date.updated2018-01-18T13:30:14Z
dc.subject.marsden150312 Organisational Planning and Managementen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMirzaei, M., & Mabin, V.J. (2015, November). Practicalities of using Scrum for policy projects. Paper presented at 49th Annual Conference of the ORSNZ, Christchurch, New Zealand.en_NZ
unitec.publication.title49th Annual Conference of the ORSNZen_NZ
unitec.conference.title49th Annual Conference of the ORSNZen_NZ
unitec.conference.title2015 Joint NZSA+ORSNZ Conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgOperations Research Society of New Zealand (ORSNZ)en_NZ
unitec.conference.orgNew Zealand Stanards Association (NZSA)en_NZ
unitec.conference.locationChristchurch, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.conference.sdate2015-11-24
unitec.conference.edate2015-11-26
unitec.peerreviewedyesen_NZ
unitec.identifier.roms60281en_NZ
unitec.publication.placeChristchurch, New Zealanden_NZ


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