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  • Steve Etheridge
    Thanks for the information. I know I am probably stretching the limits of Scrum somewhat with regard to the environment that I am considering. However, I
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      Thanks for the information.

      I know I am probably stretching the limits of Scrum somewhat with regard to
      the environment that I am considering. However, I guess that is part of the
      challenge and also it may just throw up some interesting results.

      Kind regards


      Steve
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "kapilmishra" <kmishra@...>
      To: <scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 1:17 PM
      Subject: [scrumdevelopment] Re: Scrum in an new Organisation has started


      >
      > Hi Steve,
      >
      > The PrimaVera case study on ControlChaos.com provides a good insight
      > into Scrum benefits.
      >
      > You referred to chasm between IT and business in an (IT end user)
      > organization. I have seen that most of the Scrum deployment cases
      > are in Product development companies and it does help in aligning
      > Product Developement (Supplier) and Product Owner / Sales /
      > Marketing (Customer). It would be interesting to see the experience
      > of companies engaging third party contractual vendors (as most IT
      > end users do).
      >
      >
      > All the best with your research.
      >
      > Regards
      > Kapil Mishra
      > CSM
      >
      > --- In scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com, "Graeme Matthew"
      > <scrumdev@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > You might be interested, I will continue to document as we go and
      > at the end I am hoping for a case study / whitepaper
      > >
      > > http://contrado.com.au/site/
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: Rajesh Cherukupalli
      > > To: scrumdevelopment@yahoogroups.com
      > > Sent: Thursday, February 16, 2006 11:59 AM
      > > Subject: Re: [scrumdevelopment] Scrum Case Studies
      > >
      > >
      > > Here's a good web site
      > > http://www.controlchaos.com/resources/
      > >
      > > Also I have read book Agile Project Management
      > > with Scrum By Ken Schwaber. It has good case studies.
      > >
      > > Hope this information would be helful.
      > >
      > > Best Wishes
      > >
      > > Rajesh
      > > CSM
      > >
      > >
      > > Steve Etheridge <steveetheridge@...> wrote:
      > > Hello,
      > >
      > >
      > > I am planning a dissertation as part of my Masters degree in a
      > Scrum/Agile related topic. The theme will be along the lines of:
      > >
      > > Would the adoption of the Agile Methodology, Scrum help bridge
      > the divide between IT and the business?
      > >
      > > The following is an extract from my initial dissertation
      > proposal which gives an overview of what I am hoping to achieve:
      > >
      > > Introduction:
      > > There appears to be an inherent problem in many organisations
      > in trying to synergise the efforts of IT and the main business
      > processes, which leads to a conflict that can undermine
      > organisational strategies at all levels. IT is still a "black box"
      > perceived by some as the great unknown, the vastly overrated or the
      > totally irrelevant. Consequently, while many organisations are
      > focussed on external customer relationship management there is, in
      > fact a more critical relationship within the organisation that needs
      > to be managed.
      > >
      > > Main Aims:
      > > a.. To critically analyse areas of conflict between IT and
      > the business
      > > b.. To assess and evaluate the agile methodology Scrum
      > > c.. To determine whether or not the adoption of Scrum can
      > change the culture of an organisation with particular reference to
      > the relationship between IT and the business.
      > > Rationale:
      > > The relationship between IT and the business is critical and
      > yet there appears to be a conflict between the two that is simply
      > not being resolved. Agile Technologies have proved invaluable tools
      > in the area of software development and project management and this
      > research will endeavour to determine whether or not the application
      > of an Agile Methodology like Scrum can help to reconcile people,
      > processes and technologies within organisations to the extent of
      > actually bridging the so-called chasm that appears to exist between
      > IT and the business.
      > >
      > >
      > > I wondered whether anybody would be able to point me in the
      > direction of some relevant case studies or other source data that
      > might be applicable to this area of investigation. Any help will be
      > greatly appreciated.
      > >
      > >
      > > Kind regards
      > >
      > >
      > > Steve Etheridge
      > >
      > >
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