Building bridges, burning bridges: the use of boundary objects in agile distributed ISD 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 2020-04-20T11:07:36Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-20T11:07:36Z
dc.date.issued 2020-01-07
dc.identifier.citation McCarthy, S., O'Raghallaigh, P., Fitzgerald, C. and Adam, F. (2020) 'Building Bridges, Burning Bridges: The Use of Boundary Objects in Agile Distributed ISD Teams', Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2020, Maui, Hawaii, 07-10 January. doi: 10.24251/HICSS.2020.063 en
dc.identifier.startpage 512 en
dc.identifier.endpage 521 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-3-3
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/9840
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2020.063 en
dc.description.abstract Boundary objects are physical and abstract artefacts which support team interactions across diverse knowledge domains. Despite their relevancy, research into the effectiveness of boundary objects in agile distributed ISD remains nascent. In this paper, we develop a framework to theorize their effectiveness in generating cohesion within distributed teams. Our in-depth case study finds that their effectiveness is influenced by the nature of the boundary objects themselves but also by team members’ willingness to address differences in contextual factors. We identify three contextual factors - structure, identity, and culture - that are critical to supporting team members crossing knowledge boundaries within distributed teams. Furthermore, findings suggest that while boundary objects can indeed foster team cohesion in agile distributed ISD, there are other less explored aspects to their role. For example, we find that boundary objects can be useful for enabling constructive team conflict. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i at Manoa en
dc.relation.ispartof https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/63588
dc.rights © 2020. This item is licensed under a Creative Commons License, Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Agile en
dc.subject Boundary objects en
dc.subject Cohesion en
dc.subject Distributed teams en
dc.subject Information systems development en
dc.title Building bridges, burning bridges: the use of boundary objects in agile distributed ISD 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
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dc.date.updated 2020-04-20T10:57:14Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.conferencelocation Maui, Hawaii en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress stephen.mccarthy@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress p.oreilly@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress fadam@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress cfitzgerald@ucc.ie en


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