N. W. Agnew and S. W. Pyke, The Science Game: An Introduction to Research in Behavioural Sciences. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1969.
what is the best literature
review you have read?
what is its defining
what is known?
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a quick exercise
A Concept-Centric Matrix
write a paragraph based on
your observations around
Existing research suggests that the sky
can have many different colours ranging
from black (Sammon, 2013) to
oftentimes grey (Nagle, 2002) to always
being blue (Adam, 2009).
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Sammon (2013) stated that the sky is
black . Nagle (2002) has observed that
the sky is often grey. However, Adam
(2009) argued that the sky is always
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In the last number of years there has been an increase in the volume of empirical case
study research focusing on Agile methods and their adoption/adaption in organisational
environments. These studies have examined Agile teams in large organisations (c.f.
Conboy, 2009; Matook and Kautz, 2008; Fitzgerald et al., 2006; Wang and Vidgen, 2007;
Sharp and Robinson, 2006) and in small firms (c.f. Mathiassen and Vainio, 2007; Vidgen
and Wang, 2006), and comparative studies across organisational size, project type, project
size and software development methodology (c.f. Cao et al. 2009; Vidgen and Wang,
2009). Furthermore, these studies have utilised a variety of theoretical perspectives, for
example, complex adaptive systems (c.f. Vidgen and Wang, 2009), adaptive structuration
(c.f. Cao et al. 2009), dynamic capabilities (c.f. Mathiassen and Vainio, 2007), distributed
cognition (c.f. Sharp and Robinson, 2006), agility (c.f. Conboy, 2009) and mindfulness (c.f.
Matook and Kautz, 2008). Across the majority of these empirical research studies one of
the main contributions has been the development of a framework to facilitate a better
understanding of Agile development practices and the management of Agile teams. As a
collective, these empirical research studies have strengthened the theoretical core of Agile
methods, while further presenting recommendations for further research in the area.
c.f. is used in this context to mean ‘see’