Roles and responsibilities in agile ICT for development

DEARDEN, Andy, RIZVI, Haider and GUPTA, Subodh (2010). Roles and responsibilities in agile ICT for development. Electronic Workshops in Computing, 1-12.

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    This paper examines the different roles in designing interactive software in a ICT for development context. Using experiences from a participatory action research project, in which we used agile methods to design and deploy an system to support ‘agricultural information flow’ for a co-operative of small farmers in rural India, we identify points of difference between the roles in standard descriptions of agile software methods and the roles as they emerged in our project. A key finding is the critical role played by a ‘Development Project Manager’ in facilitating dialogue, orchestrating the activities of other actors and in building the capabilities and confidence of all the participants in joint action.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Conference paper at: Interaction Design and International Development 2010 20 - 24 March 2010 Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, Mumbai, India.
    Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
    Depositing User: Helen Garner
    Date Deposited: 09 May 2011 10:21
    Last Modified: 09 May 2011 10:21

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