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Enhancing enterprise agility with Bizdevops method for Business-It Alignment

Stankovic, Nikola (2020) Enhancing enterprise agility with Bizdevops method for Business-It Alignment.

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Abstract:This thesis paper investigated how to design a robust BizDevOps Method for IT organizations to align their business and IT domains, enhance enterprise agility, deliver software according to business requirements, and maximize end-user experience?Design Science Research Methodology was applied to define the problem, design, and validate the BizDevOps Method based on the insights from a multivocal systematic literature review, semi-structured expert interviews, and focus group evaluation rounds with experts. The BizDevOps Method prescribes active commitment of both Biz and IT roles in cross-functional BizDevOps teams that facilitate and drive exploration, development, and validation phases of software development and delivery. The artifact puts a central emphasis on iterative thinking, information flow, the presence of frequent feedback cycles, alignment loops, performance measuring, continuous improvement, and end-user centrism. The BizDevOps Method with a high degree of abstraction and general applicability is the main contribution of this thesis paper. The artifact guides organization in establishing customer-centric and continuous improvement mechanisms that bridge the gap between DevOps and business goals. This thesis paper is one of the first to combine theoretical and empirical evidence, and conduct validation to provide a holistic and action-based solution to the BizDevOps alignment gap.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:54 computer science, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/85426
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