Towards a framework for shared understanding and shared commitment in agile distributed ISD project teams

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dc.contributor.author McCarthy, Stephen
dc.contributor.author O'Raghallaigh, Paidi
dc.contributor.author Fitzgerald, Ciara
dc.contributor.author Adam, Frédéric
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-22T09:05:05Z
dc.date.available 2019-05-22T09:05:05Z
dc.date.issued 2019-06
dc.identifier.citation McCarthy, S., O'Raghallaigh, P., Fitzgerald, C. and Adam, F. (2019) 'Towards a Framework for Shared Understanding and Shared Commitment in Agile Distributed ISD Project Teams', ECIS 2019, Proceedings of the 27th European Conference on Information Systems, Stockholm & Uppsala, Sweden, 08-14 June. en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 15 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-7336325-0-8
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7960
dc.description.abstract Agile distributed Information Systems Development (ISD) is an innately social process in which distributed team members must continuously interact to develop new IT solutions. Existing literature suggests that shared understanding and shared commitment are essential for the effective functioning of agile distributed ISD project teams; however, the factors that shape the emergence of these two phenomena remain elusive. In this paper, we seek to develop a framework for investigating the interplay of factors that shape shared understanding and shared commitment during agile distributed ISD project team interactions. We draw on in-depth case study findings from an agile distributed ISD project called the “CHP project” which involved team members from diverse backgrounds such as academia, healthcare, and industry. The study reveals that shared understanding and shared commitment in agile distributed project teams are shaped by the dynamic interplay between macro-level (contextual) and micro-level (localised) factors. In particular, we find that diverse macro-level structures, identities, and cultures interplay with the micro-level vision, approach, and means of the project to impact shared understanding and shared commitment. Empirical findings also suggest that the absence of shared understanding and shared commitment can sometimes be constructive as conflict allows team members to air differences of opinion. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher AIS Electronic Library (AISeL) en
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dc.relation.uri https://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2019_rp/83
dc.rights © 2019 the authors. This material is brought to you by the ECIS 2019 Proceedings at AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). It has been accepted for inclusion in Research Papers by an authorized administrator of AIS Electronic Library (AISeL). en
dc.subject Information Systems Development (ISD) en
dc.subject Agile en
dc.subject Distributed project teams en
dc.subject Shared understanding en
dc.subject Shared commitment en
dc.subject In-depth case study en
dc.subject Business information systems en
dc.title Towards a framework for shared understanding and shared commitment in agile distributed ISD project teams en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Stephen Mccarthy, Business Information Systems, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: stephen.mccarthy@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.date.updated 2019-05-22T08:54:06Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.internal.rssid 486046533
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle ECIS 2019, Proceedings of the 27th European Conference on Information Systems en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.conferencelocation Stockholm & Uppsala, Sweden en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress stephen.mccarthy@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress fadam@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress p.oreilly@ucc.ie en


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