Strengthening the agile
To cope with the ever-changing market conditions, companies are introducing the agile
way of working. Many teams use agile practices such as Scrum or Kanban. However,
agile experts and scientific literature are aligned on the fact that simply implementing
agile methodologies without the necessary agile mindset to back it up, will not lead to the
Therefore, the aim of this master thesis is to design and implement an artefact to
strengthen the agile mindset of a company.
A requirements analysis is conducted in the form of semi-structed interviews with the
employees of a pilot company (Zurich Insurance) to gather inputs of the most important
aspects and elements of agile mindset. Further, the interview participants presented with
a list of possible artefacts and are questioned on their preference.
Based on the outcome of the requirements analysis a shortened Open Space Agility cycle
was carried out. Resulting was a list experiments to strengthen the agile mindset.
In this work both the method of Open Space Agility as well as the list of experiments
were evaluated. Even though the assessment of the experiments was mixed, the overall
process received great feedback.
Neuenschwander, Tanja, 2022
Art der Arbeit Master Thesis
Betreuende Dozierende Telesko, Rainer
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Studiengang: Business Information Systems (Master)