Exploring the Critical Success Factors of Virtual-Agile IT Projects: A Grounded Theory Study

Amar, H. 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. https://doi.org/10.18178/ijimt.2017.8.6.766

TitleExploring the Critical Success Factors of Virtual-Agile IT Projects: A Grounded Theory Study
TypeJournal article
AuthorsAmar, H. and Haag, M.
Abstract

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.

KeywordsVirtual projects
Agile methods
Grounded theory methodology
Critical Success Factors (CSFs)
JournalInternational Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology
Journal citation8 (6), pp. 427-434
ISSN2010-0248
Year2017
PublisherInternational Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology
Publisher's version
File Access Level
Open (open metadata and files)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.18178/ijimt.2017.8.6.766
Publication dates
PublishedDec 2017

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