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Business agility in an era of hybrid working

As businesses seek to return to working in the office following peak-Covid times, hybrid working is often cited as the 'new normal' for knowledge workers or service sector jobs. Beyond the hype and the buzzword, key questions remain however about the changes to business practices that will be necessary. This is particularly true for the ICT sector where agile business practices are in use. The aim of this research would be to investigate

  • How agile practices have changed as hybrid working has become more routine?
  • What are the perceptions about effectiveness of agile practices vis-a-vis hybrid working?
  • Do these perceptions differ from a software engineering and management perspectives?
  • What are the innovations and adaptations that have emerged in business agility practices and frameworks vis-a-vis hybrid working?

Relevant references for this work include:

  • Strode, Diane; Sharp, Helen; Barroca, Leonor; Gregory, Peggy and Taylor, Katie (2022). Tensions in Organisations Transforming to Agility. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management
  • Sharp, Helen and Taylor, Katie (2020). Strategy-Focused Agile Transformation: A Case Study. In: Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming – Workshops, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Springer, pp. 164–172.
  • Zasa, Federico P., Andrea Patrucco, and Elena Pellizzoni. "Managing the hybrid organization: How can agile and traditional project management coexist?." Research-Technology Management 64.1 (2020): 54-63.
  • Papadakis, Emmanouil, and Loukas Tsironis. "Towards a hybrid project management framework: A systematic literature review on traditional, agile and hybrid techniques." The Journal of Modern Project Management 8.2 (2020).
  • Deshpande, Advait; Sharp, Helen; Barroca, Leonor and Gregory, Peggy (2016). Remote Working and Collaboration in Agile Teams. In: International Conference on Information Systems, 11-14 Dec 2016, Dublin, Ireland.



Dr Advait Deshpande

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