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Fostering and Sustaining Innovation in a Fast Growing Agile Company

Moe, Nils Brede; Barney, Sebastian; Aurum, Aybüke; Khurum, Mahvish; Wohlin, Claes; Barney, Hamish T.; Gorschek, Tony and Winata, Martha (2012) 13th International Conference, PROFES 2012, In Product-Focused Software Process Improvement/Lecture notes in computer science 7343. p.160-174
Abstract
Sustaining innovation in a fast growing software development company is difficult. As organisations grow, peoples’ focus often changes from the big picture of the product being developed to the specific role they fill. This paper presents two complementary approaches that were successfully used to support continued developer-driven innovation in a rapidly growing Australian agile software development company. The method “FedExTM Day” gives developers one day to showcase a proof of concept they believe should be part of the product, while the method “20% Time” allows more ambitious projects to be undertaken. Given the right setting and management support, the two approaches can support and improve bottom-up innovation in organizations.
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Product-Focused Software Process Improvement/Lecture notes in computer science
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Dieste, Oscar; Jedlitschka, Andreas; Juristo, Natalia; ; and
volume
7343
pages
160 - 174
publisher
Springer
conference name
13th International Conference, PROFES 2012,
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  • scopus:84862233982
ISSN
0302-9743
1611-3349
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978-3-642-31062-1
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10.1007/978-3-642-31063-8_13
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EASE
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English
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  abstract     = {Sustaining innovation in a fast growing software development company is difficult. As organisations grow, peoples’ focus often changes from the big picture of the product being developed to the specific role they fill. This paper presents two complementary approaches that were successfully used to support continued developer-driven innovation in a rapidly growing Australian agile software development company. The method “FedExTM Day” gives developers one day to showcase a proof of concept they believe should be part of the product, while the method “20% Time” allows more ambitious projects to be undertaken. Given the right setting and management support, the two approaches can support and improve bottom-up innovation in organizations.},
  author       = {Moe, Nils Brede and Barney, Sebastian and Aurum, Aybüke and Khurum, Mahvish and Wohlin, Claes and Barney, Hamish T. and Gorschek, Tony and Winata, Martha},
  booktitle    = {Product-Focused Software Process Improvement/Lecture notes in computer science},
  editor       = {Dieste, Oscar and Jedlitschka, Andreas and Juristo, Natalia},
  isbn         = {978-3-642-31062-1},
  issn         = {0302-9743},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {160--174},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  title        = {Fostering and Sustaining Innovation in a Fast Growing Agile Company},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-31063-8_13},
  volume       = {7343},
  year         = {2012},
}