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Agile Research Network (ARN) | Agile Business Consortium

Agile Research Network (ARN)

Collaboration of researchers from two UK universities at the forefront of investigating agile methodologies

What is the Agile Research Network?

The Agile Research Network (ARN) is a collaboration of researchers from two UK universities at the forefront of investigating agile methodologies.

  • The Open University has a strong record of research in the use of agile methods in practice

  • The University of Central Lancashire has a stronger teaching focus amongst Undergraduate level, a practitioner-focussed Masters programme, and a growing agile research group

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What do they do?

As agile methodologies mature and become mainstream, it is important to understand what implications and influences they have on organisations and individuals, and to assess the scope and nature of their effectiveness.

The Agile Research Network seeks to work closely with practitioners in their place of work to gain such insights and then disseminate practical findings to a wider audience.

White Paper Access

The Agile Research Network (ARN) team is very active and are continuously involved in various conferences and workshops. The results of ARN work are usually published as either white papers or conference papers. This page provides an up-to-date reflection of ARN activities.

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How are they funded?

ARN get funding through a number of sources; currently the two university institutes, and the Agile Business Consortium.

As the network grows the intention is to extend opportunities to other industry partners and funding bodies to contribute to this ongoing industry-based research initiative.

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Do you use agile approaches? We are currently looking for collaborators, and are
interested in working with you on challenges that you are facing.

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White Paper: Strategic Agility

This white paper explores one part of the journey taken by a charitable organisation transforming to strategic agility. Strategic agility enables an organisation to sense and seize opportunities, and adapt to changes.

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White Paper: A Behaviour-led Transformation

This paper introduces, describes and analyses an ongoing behaviour-led transformation in a district council in the UK, Aylesbury Vale District Council (AVDC).

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White Paper: Knowledge Sharing in a Large Agile Organisation

Knowledge sharing is the process of transferring information, skills or understanding between people and organisations. Crucially, it contributes towards organisational learning.

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