Implementation aspects of agile methods in large organizations

Robert Pawlak


The aim of this article is to analyze the challenges and success factors on organizations' path to agile transformation, as frequently discussed in the literature and encountered in business practice. The research conducted proved that large-scale agile transformations require a dedicated approach with set of tools and best practices in place. The implementation challenges and barriers have been categorized into method-, organization-, culture- and technology-oriented groups. As a result of an in-depth analysis carried on for the purpose of this paper, a dedicated methodology of agile transformation has been proposed to ease the implementation process.

Keywords: agile transformation, agile scaling, agile challenges and success factors, agile transformation methodology, agile in large organizations


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Robert Pawlak

The author is a Ph.D. student in the Project Management Department at SGH Warsaw School of Economics and an experienced project manager. His research interests concentrate on project management, with special emphasis on issues such as organizational learning, knowledge management, and project lessons learned.

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Pawlak, R. (2021). Implementation aspects of agile methods in large organizations. e-mentor, 3(90), 64-72.