An Exploratory Study on Managing Agile Transition and Adoption

  • Taghi Javdani Gandomani
  • Hazura Zulzalil
  • Abdul Azim Abdul Ghani
  • Abu Bakar Md. Sultan
  • Khaironi Yatim Sharif
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 265)


Software companies are replacing traditional software development methods with Agile methods due to coping with inherent problems of traditional methods. Due to the different nature of traditional and Agile methods, adaptation to Agile methods is not a simple process and needs to be managed in a sustainable way. In recent years, several studies have conducted on investigation of Agile migration journey, but less effort on identifying the serious managerial attentions in Agile transition process. Conducting a Grounded Theory in context of Agile software development, showed various aspects of the transition to be considered in order to having a successful change management process. This paper shows the important role of the emergent managerial attentions on success of Agile transition and adoption process.


Agile software development Agile transition Agile adoption Agile transformation Managerial concerns Grounded Theory 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Taghi Javdani Gandomani
    • 1
  • Hazura Zulzalil
    • 1
  • Abdul Azim Abdul Ghani
    • 1
  • Abu Bakar Md. Sultan
    • 1
  • Khaironi Yatim Sharif
    • 1
  1. 1.University Putra MalaysiaSeri KembanganMalaysia

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