Adding agility to software readiness assessment procedures - A case on digital transformation from the automotive industry

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26th European Conference on Information Systems: Beyond Digitization - Facets of Socio-Technical Change, ECIS 2018, 2018
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2018-01-01
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© 26th European Conference on Information Systems: Beyond Digitization - Facets of Socio-Technical Change, ECIS 2018. All Rights Reserved. In order to enable continuous and fast software development, manufacturers adopt agile development methodologies. In respect thereof, the organisation's operational processes need to be adapted to fit changing software project's needs. By means of a case study with an automotive OEM that introduces microservices (MS) architectures, the transformation of its software readiness assessment (SRA) procedure is investigated. The article introduces an artefact that builds upon standardized technical and organisational constructs inherent to MS projects. Further, by conceptually modelling a methodology is presented that guides an organisation in the transformation to implement agile SRA within its current operational infrastructure. The artefact is validated by means of three MS projects and respectively adapted. The findings suggest the artefact to be a useful intermediary step, but its successful implementation requires the integration of all contributing departments. The study deepens the knowledge about the transformation of an organisation's operational procedures by an empirical case and possible methodological paths.
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