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Motivation och Agila aktiviteter: En fallstudie om hur agila aktiviteter motiverar deltagare i ett utvecklarteam på Tradera
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies.
2016 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Studiens syfte har varit att undersöka hur agila aktiviteter kan bidra till att motivera deltagare i ett agilt utvecklarteam. För att besvara studiens syfte genomfördes en fallstudie under nio veckor där ett utvecklarteam på företaget Tradera observerades. Utöver observationerna gjordes även intervjuer med en majoritet av teamets medlemmar. Genom att kombinera den klassiska motivationsteorin Job Characteristics Modell med scrumteori utvecklades en konceptuell analysmodell. Den konceptuella analysmodellen operationaliserar egenskaper hos de agila aktiviteterna som enligt teorin ger upphov till hög arbetsmotivation. Genom intervjuerna operationaliseras begreppet motivation – där en intervjuteknik som använts i tidigare studier för att mäta motivation anammats. Resultatet av studien visar att de agila aktiviteterna planeringsmöte, demonstration och återblicksmöte i det studerade utvecklarteamet på Tradera innehar egenskaper som skapar förutsättning för hög arbetsmotivation. I en teoretisk men inte empirisk mening stöds sambandet mellan egenskaperna och hög arbetsmotivation. Där berättelser från teammedlemmar om episoder av hög motivation kopplat till de agila aktiviteterna ger en indikation på att egenskaperna hos aktiviteterna gett upphov till psykologiska tillstånd som resulterat i en hög arbetsmotivation.

Abstract [en]

The purpose of this paper is to examine how agile activities can act as motivators for members of an agile development team. In order to serve this purpose a field study of nine weeks was carried out during which an agile development team at Tradera were observed. In addition to the field study interviews where conducted with a majority of the team members. A classical motivational theory in the form of Job Characteristics Model (JCT) and theory about scrum was used to form a conceptual analysis model. The model operationalizes characteristics of the agile activities, which according to JCT creates high work motivation. The concept of motivation was operationalized through the use of an interview technique that has been used in numerous previous studies in order to measure motivation and other non-tangible factors. The study shows that the agile activities planning session, demonstration and retrospective used by the development team at Tradera has inherent characteristics that creates a setting in which high work motivation has the possibility of being prevalent. In a theoretical, but not empirical, way the results of the study supports a connection between the presence of the characteristics in the agile activities and high motivation. Where stories from team members of episodes of high motivation during the agile activities gives an indication of the activities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 63 p.
Keyword [en]
Motivation, Job Characteristics Model, Scrum, Agile activities, Tradera
Keyword [sv]
Motivation, Job Characteristics Model, Scrum, Agila aktiviteter, Tradera
National Category
Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-304079OAI: diva2:1010094
External cooperation
Tradera Sweden AB
Educational program
Master Programme in Management, Communication and IT
Available from: 2016-10-06 Created: 2016-09-30 Last updated: 2016-10-06Bibliographically approved

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