Th~s book developed as the collective product of the Internat~onal Federat~on for Informat~on Process~ng (IFIP) Wo~k~ng Group 8 6, a workmg group ded~cated to the study of d~ffus~on and adoptlon of ~nformat~on technology ~nnovat~ons The book proceeds from the IFIP Workmg Conference on Busmess Aglhty and IT D~ffus~on held In Atlanta, Georg~a, In May of 2005 The conference employed a p~~bl~c call for papers and attracted a total of 42 subm~ss~ons These ~ncluded 27 full research papers, and 15 other papers, case stud~es, pract~t~oner experlence reports, posters, and panels The conference program committee ~efereed subm~ss~ons In a double-blmd revlew process Select~on of the papels for ~ncluslon In thls book (and appearance at the conference) was d~fficult, as the quahty of these subm~ss~ons led to an Impresswe number of pos~t~ve revlews Ult~mately we selected 13 research papers, two case stud~es, and three experlence reports, along with three panels The papers s~ibm~tted by the conference's three keynote speakers here ed~torlally rev~ewed and also appear In th~s book Staglng a conference and p~oduclng a book 1s never poss~ble w~thout the commitment and hard work of many ~nd~v~duals and organlzatlons We want to thank IFIP and the sponsors for promotmg the confe~ ence and prov~d~ng support and fimdmg for ~ts lmplementat~on The sponsors are IFIP, Georg~a State Unners~ty, Rob~nson College of Busmess, Gartner, M~crosoft, and Intel Also the conference has been supported by the Computer Informat~on Systems Department and Center for Process Innovat~on at Georg~a State Unl~ers~ty
|Series:||IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology , #180|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2005|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)|
Table of Contents
Why Agility Now?.- Agility in Fours: IT Diffusion, IT Infrastructures, IT Development, and Business.- Information Technology Diffusion Research: An Interim Balance.- Agility in Information Systems Development: A Three-Tiered Framework.- Agile IT Diffusion.- Navigating Software Process Improvement Projects.- Mapping Social Networks in Software Process Improvement: An Action Research Study.- Organizational Information System Adoption: A Network Perspective.- Crossing the Chasm in Software Process Improvement.- Fooling Around: The Corporate Jester as an Effective Change Agent for Technological Innovation.- IT Infrastructures Agility.- An Empirical Investigation of the Potential of RFID Technology to Enhance Supply Chain Agility.- Difficulties in Implementing the Agile Supply Chain: Lessons Learned from Interorganizational Information Systems Adoption.- Agility Through Implementation: A Case from a Global Supply Chain.- Agile Development.- A Study of the Use of Agile Methods within Intel.- How Agile is Agile Enough? Toward a Theory of Agility in Software Development.- Improving Business Agility Through Technical Solutions: A Case Study on Test-Driven Development in Mobile Software Development.- Web Publishing: An Extreme, Agile Experience.- Using the Mission Critical Market Differentiating (MCMD) Model to Improve Business and Information Technology Agility.- Business Agility.- Agility and Information Technology Diffusion in the Semiconductor Industry.- Assessing Business Agility: A Multi-Industry Study in The Netherlands.- A Framework for Enterprise Agility and the Enabling Role of Digital Options.- Agile Enterprise Cornerstones: Knowledge, Values, and Response Ability.- Challenges Ahead.- How to Make Government Agile to Cope with Organizational Change.- Reflections on Software Agility and Agile Methods: Challenges, Dilemmas, and the Way Ahead.- Panels.- Looking Back and Looking Forward: Diffusion and Adoption of Information Technology Research in IFIP WG 8.6—Achievements and Future Challenges.- Agile Software Development Methods: When and Why Do They Work?.- Enabling Business Agility Through Information Technology Management.