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Degree of Agility with an Ontology Based Application

Salo, M; Markopoulos, E; Vanharanta, H; Kantola, JI; (2016) Degree of Agility with an Ontology Based Application. In: Kantola, JI and Barath, T and Nazir, S and Andre, T, (eds.) Advances in Human Factors, Business Management, Training and Education: Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA. (pp. pp. 1007-1018). Springer: Cham, Switzerland. Green open access

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Abstract

Agility is a concept and practice with significant importance in managing projects and organizations, although it can also be very risky due to its degree of fuzziness if not properly defined. This research re-defines agility, emphasizes the need for ontologies for its management, and creates an application to measure the degree of agility inside an organization. In this research, various definitions of agility were gathered for the creation of ontology through a mind map revealing the characteristics of agility. As part of the Co-Evolute theory and methodology, the first agility ontology was developed as well as an application that evaluates the degree of agility in an organization. The application includes statements on which the respondents give opinions concerning the current and future desired states of agility and its importance in an evaluative way. The application has proven to operate well and extensive validation and verification of the tests runs will follow.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: Degree of Agility with an Ontology Based Application
Event: AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors, Business Management and Society
Location: FL
Dates: 27 July 2016 - 31 July 2016
ISBN-13: 978-3-319-42069-1
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-42070-7_92
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-42070-7_92
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Ontology, Agility, Software engineering, Fuzzy logic, Strategic management, Management
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > UCL School of Management
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10121074
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