Organisational Culture Attributes Influencing the Adoption of Agile Practices: A Systematic Literature Review

Elizabeth Sylvester Mkoba, Carl Marnewick

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Abstract

Organisations have been adopting agile practices to deliver information system projects faster and create business value. Despite its advantages, many organisations battle to successfully adopt agile practices. While there are several challenges for agile adoption, organisational culture has been amongst the challenges on adopting agile practices. The objective of this study was to determine the organisational culture attributes which influence the adoption of agile practices within the organisation. The systematic literature review aimed to explore the organisational culture attributes which influence the adoption of agile practices. The review focused on papers published on organisational culture influencing the adoption of agile practices between January 2015 to December 2020. The search strategy retrieved 204 papers of which nine papers were selected for a detailed analysis. The study revealed five factors of organisational culture that influence the adoption of agile practices in the organization as: management control, team collaboration, market, values and creativity. These factors have a number of organisational culture attributes that influence the adoption of agile practices. This study contributes to the body of knowledge by providing organisational culture attributes which influence the adoption of agile practices. The results of the systematic literature review presented in this study will benefit researchers and practitioners of project management.

Original languageEnglish
Article number11690
JournalJournal of Information Systems Engineering and Management
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Agile adoption
  • Agile practices
  • Information Systems
  • Organisation culture
  • Systematic literature review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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