Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Agila arbetsmetoder inom stadsutveckling: En utforskande fallstudie av arbetssättet i Nacka Stad
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Real Estate and Construction Management.
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Agile Working Methods in Urban Development : An Exploratory Case Study of the Working Methods in Nacka Stad (English)
Abstract [sv]

Med en kvalitativ metod undersöker studien det agila arbetssättet inom projektledning förstadsutvecklingsprojekt genom en fallstudie av Nacka kommuns projekt Nacka Stad. Studiensyftar till att identifiera och förtydliga problem och hinder en applicering av ett agilt arbetssättkan leda till och hur arbetssättet i praktiken skiljer sig från litteratur om det agila arbetssättet ihandböcker och vetenskapliga artiklar – med hopp om att ge en djupare förståelse för agilaarbetsmetoder inom projektledning av stadsutvecklingsprojekt.Studien beskriver det agila manifestet och dess kärnprinciper, tillvägagångssättet för Scrumoch Kanban samt tittar på vad det innebär att ha en agil mentalitet. Genom detta formulerasatt essensen av ett agilt arbetssätt är att arbetsfördelningen sker i korta, regelbundna ochfrekventa cykler av tydliga uppgifter, där deltagandet av kunden och medarbetarna iplaneringsprocessen är centralt och strukturen av organisationen är i ‘teams’.Fallstudien visade att även om vissa agila metoder appliceras görs detta utan tydlig struktur.Det som kunde identifieras som agilt var att projektresultat i form av tidplan levererades oftaoch det nya arbetssättet gav en bättre överblick av helheten för delprojektledare. En nymötesplan visade agila element av att ha mer möten med kommunikation face-to-face för attfå snabbare beslut. Användandet av en digital Kanban tavla och en form av Scrum-mötenobserverades där en ’backlog’ av uppgifter delades ut mellan samordningsteamet.Scrum-mötena hade dock låg energi och fundamentala agila metoder såsom ’stand-upmeetings’ och Sprints applicerades inte. Full applicering av agila metoder visade sig svårt dåbeslutsprocesser var tröga och organisationen fortfarande hade en tydlig hierarkisk struktur.Fyra semi-strukturerade intervjuer utfördes som bekräftade observationerna. Upplevda hindermed agila metoder och att applicera dem beskrevs som att det saknades motivation ochstruktur.Studien mynnar ut i att det agila arbetssättet behöver förvaltas och att det i praktiken intefungerar att applicera agila metoder på ett i agilt sätt utan det behöver ske strukturerat och konsekvent för att ge önskat resultat om högre engagemang och en effektivare organisation.

Abstract [en]

With a qualitative method, the study investigates the agile working methods within projectmanagement for urban development projects through a case study of Nacka municipality'sproject Nacka Stad. The study aims to identify and clarify problems and obstacles anapplication of an agile way of working can lead to and how the working method differs fromthe literature in manuals and scientific articles - with the hope of giving a deeperunderstanding of agile working methods within project management of urban developmentprojects.The study describes the agile manifesto and its core principles, the methods Scrum andKanban, and explores what it means to have an agile mentality. By this it is formulated thatthe essence of an agile working method is that the work is divided in short, regular andfrequent cycles of clear tasks, where the participation of the customer and the employees inthe planning process is fundamental and the structure of the organization is in teams.The case study showed that although some agile methods are applied, this is done withoutclear structure. What could be identified as agile was that project results in the form oftimetables were often delivered and the new way of working gave a better overview of theoverall picture for sub-project managers. A new meeting plan showed agile elements ofhaving more meetings with face-to-face communication to get faster decisions. The use of adigital Kanban board and a form of Scrum meetings was observed where a backlog ofinformation was distributed between the coordination team.However, the Scrum meetings had low energy and fundamental agile methods such as standupmeetings and Sprints were not applied. Full application of agile methods proved to bedifficult as decision processes were slow and the organization still had a clear hierarchicalstructure.Four semi-structured interviews were conducted which confirmed the observations.Experienced obstacles with agile methods and implementing them were described as thelacking of motivation and structure.The study concludes that the agile way of working needs to be managed and that it in practicedoes not work to apply agile methods in an agile way, that it instead needs to be structured and consistent in order to obtain the desired results of increased involvement from theemployees and a more efficient organization. The report is written in Swedish.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 61
Series
TRITA-ABE-MBT ; 1912
Keywords [en]
Agile, Working Methods, Urban Development, Project Management, Nacka, Municipality
Keywords [sv]
Agil, Working Methods, Urban Development, Project Management, Nacka, Municipality
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-254767OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-254767DiVA, id: diva2:1335214
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2019-08-13 Created: 2019-07-04 Last updated: 2019-09-25Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(1362 kB)29 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1362 kBChecksum SHA-512
ee811abca404eed11c66ffc4e061c18aca9e8be8bad768e0007c1d9833a51260365fe810e5196c59c7e71702eab47243298a02e4385ae06f96bc78515bd2cf4a
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Real Estate and Construction Management
Engineering and Technology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 29 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 164 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf