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DIKU Bits: The Dark side of Global Agile

Foredrag — At this DIKU Bits lecture addressed at DIKU's bachelor students, Pernille Bjørn will discuss what happens when agile methods are introduced into global outsourcing set-ups.


Date & Time:

Lille UP1, Universitetsparken 1, 2100 København Ø

Hosted by:



Pernille Bjørn, Professor in the HCC Section, DIKU.


Agile Manifesto for software development is about empowering people to make great IT in self-managing collocated teams. But what happens when agile methods are introduced into global outsourcing set-ups? In this talk, I will talk about my research on global software development, and in particular how global agile is experienced from Indian software developers’ perspective. I will talk about how working in global agile outsourcing setups risk creating stressful work environments with less flexibility and agency, which negatively impacting the work conditions as well as the personal lives of the IT developers and testers. Basically, all the negative aspects of human work situations, which agile methodologies were developed to reduce, were very much evident when agile went global.


DIKU Bits: A new lecture series at DIKU

In this new lecture series you can get a closer look at the research conducted at DIKU, be motivated you to follow your interest in computer science and be inspired when choosing a subject for your bachelors project. The lectures are addressed to DIKU bachelor students – however, everyone is welcome. Find more information about DIKU Bits in Danish / in English.