Conceptualizing interpersonal relationships in agile IS development

Madsen, Sabine and Matook, Sabine (2010). Conceptualizing interpersonal relationships in agile IS development. In: ICIS 2010 Proceedings. International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2010, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.A., (). 12-15 December 2010.

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Author Madsen, Sabine
Matook, Sabine
Title of paper Conceptualizing interpersonal relationships in agile IS development
Conference name International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS) 2010
Conference location Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.
Conference dates 12-15 December 2010
Proceedings title ICIS 2010 Proceedings
Journal name ICIS 2010 Proceedings - Thirty First International Conference on Information Systems
Place of Publication Atlanta, GA, U.S.A.
Publisher Association for Information Systems
Publication Year 2010
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780615418988
Total pages 10
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Agile information systems development (ISD) is a people-centered approach that emphasizes frequent interaction and genuine co-operation between customers and developers. While business relationships are the norm in the workplace, agile ISD leads to the creation of close interpersonal relationships. Drawing on relationship theory and friendship literature we propose a theoretical framework of three types of workplace relationships. The framework is used for deriving theoretical preconceptions about agile relationships and their impact on the agile ISD team’s ability to deliver valuable, working software frequently. We also present the interpretive approach we will apply. An understanding of the relationship specific aspects of agile ISD as well as of the importance and impact of certain relationship characteristics can help explain why some agile projects succeed, while others fail. Such knowledge can also be used to foster friends-like behavior for the benefit of the software outcome in future projects.
Keyword Interpersonal relationships
Agile IS development
Friendships, interaction
Helping behavior
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Paper # 102. Conference theme: "Information Technology: Gateway to the Future"

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