Continuous strategy process in the context of agile and lean software development

Tanja Suomalainen, Jenni Myllykoski

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

This extended abstract introduces an ongoing research which elaborates the concept of continuous strategy with an aim to better address the contemporary challenges of strategy process within the field of software development. Theoretically the research draws on the strategy process and practice -literature and on the literature of agile and lean software development when conceptualizing continuous strategy. Empirically the research examines the emerging challenges in software companies' strategy process when they are pursuing continuous practices in software development. The tentative analysis revealed that the practices that stem from the more traditional, structured strategy process are not compatible with the more "continuous planning"-oriented organisational practices. Thus, there seems to be pressure for developing more continuous strategy process and practices. Furthermore, in other organisational processes, especially in team level, the practices relating to continuity are more successfully applied, than in strategic level.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming
PublisherSpringer
Pages371 - 372
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-18612-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-18611-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event16th International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP 2015 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 25 May 201529 May 2015

Publication series

SeriesLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Volume212
ISSN1865-1348

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP 2015
CountryFinland
CityHelsinki
Period25/05/1529/05/15

Fingerprint

Software development
Strategy process
Organizational practices
Continuity
Software
Planning
Organizational processes

Keywords

  • strategy process
  • continuous planning
  • software development

Cite this

Suomalainen, T., & Myllykoski, J. (2015). Continuous strategy process in the context of agile and lean software development. In Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming (pp. 371 - 372). Springer. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Vol.. 212 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-18612-2
Suomalainen, Tanja ; Myllykoski, Jenni. / Continuous strategy process in the context of agile and lean software development. Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming. Springer, 2015. pp. 371 - 372 (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Vol. 212).
@inproceedings{1b73ea689c4144369e07b9163f464818,
title = "Continuous strategy process in the context of agile and lean software development",
abstract = "This extended abstract introduces an ongoing research which elaborates the concept of continuous strategy with an aim to better address the contemporary challenges of strategy process within the field of software development. Theoretically the research draws on the strategy process and practice -literature and on the literature of agile and lean software development when conceptualizing continuous strategy. Empirically the research examines the emerging challenges in software companies' strategy process when they are pursuing continuous practices in software development. The tentative analysis revealed that the practices that stem from the more traditional, structured strategy process are not compatible with the more {"}continuous planning{"}-oriented organisational practices. Thus, there seems to be pressure for developing more continuous strategy process and practices. Furthermore, in other organisational processes, especially in team level, the practices relating to continuity are more successfully applied, than in strategic level.",
keywords = "strategy process, continuous planning, software development",
author = "Tanja Suomalainen and Jenni Myllykoski",
note = "SDA: SHOK/DIGILE: Need for Speed (N4S) research program Project : 104898",
year = "2015",
doi = "10.1007/978-3-319-18612-2",
language = "English",
isbn = "978-3-319-18611-5",
series = "Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing",
publisher = "Springer",
pages = "371 -- 372",
booktitle = "Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming",
address = "Germany",

}

Suomalainen, T & Myllykoski, J 2015, Continuous strategy process in the context of agile and lean software development. in Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming. Springer, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol. 212, pp. 371 - 372, 16th International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP 2015, Helsinki, Finland, 25/05/15. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-18612-2

Continuous strategy process in the context of agile and lean software development. / Suomalainen, Tanja; Myllykoski, Jenni.

Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming. Springer, 2015. p. 371 - 372 (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Vol. 212).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientificpeer-review

TY - GEN

T1 - Continuous strategy process in the context of agile and lean software development

AU - Suomalainen, Tanja

AU - Myllykoski, Jenni

N1 - SDA: SHOK/DIGILE: Need for Speed (N4S) research program Project : 104898

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - This extended abstract introduces an ongoing research which elaborates the concept of continuous strategy with an aim to better address the contemporary challenges of strategy process within the field of software development. Theoretically the research draws on the strategy process and practice -literature and on the literature of agile and lean software development when conceptualizing continuous strategy. Empirically the research examines the emerging challenges in software companies' strategy process when they are pursuing continuous practices in software development. The tentative analysis revealed that the practices that stem from the more traditional, structured strategy process are not compatible with the more "continuous planning"-oriented organisational practices. Thus, there seems to be pressure for developing more continuous strategy process and practices. Furthermore, in other organisational processes, especially in team level, the practices relating to continuity are more successfully applied, than in strategic level.

AB - This extended abstract introduces an ongoing research which elaborates the concept of continuous strategy with an aim to better address the contemporary challenges of strategy process within the field of software development. Theoretically the research draws on the strategy process and practice -literature and on the literature of agile and lean software development when conceptualizing continuous strategy. Empirically the research examines the emerging challenges in software companies' strategy process when they are pursuing continuous practices in software development. The tentative analysis revealed that the practices that stem from the more traditional, structured strategy process are not compatible with the more "continuous planning"-oriented organisational practices. Thus, there seems to be pressure for developing more continuous strategy process and practices. Furthermore, in other organisational processes, especially in team level, the practices relating to continuity are more successfully applied, than in strategic level.

KW - strategy process

KW - continuous planning

KW - software development

U2 - 10.1007/978-3-319-18612-2

DO - 10.1007/978-3-319-18612-2

M3 - Conference article in proceedings

SN - 978-3-319-18611-5

T3 - Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing

SP - 371

EP - 372

BT - Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming

PB - Springer

ER -

Suomalainen T, Myllykoski J. Continuous strategy process in the context of agile and lean software development. In Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming. Springer. 2015. p. 371 - 372. (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, Vol. 212). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-18612-2