Title: A language of analytical patterns for the agile enterprise

Authors: Carsten Hentrich

Addresses: IBM Business Consulting Services, SerCon GmbH, c/o IBM Deutschland GmbH, Hechtsheimer Str. 2, 55131 Mainz, Germany

Abstract: This paper introduces a language of analytical patterns for the agile enterprise. This language consists of 12 interdependent patterns on the basis of a holonic approach. Each pattern reflects a certain analysis context and covers relevant influential factors from multiple perspectives using an integral quadrant model analysis methodology at each holonic level. The pattern language provides a guided approach to understanding the complexity and interdependencies among factors from various domains that influence flexibility within an enterprise.

Keywords: patterns; pattern languages; agile systems; agile enterprise; holons; open hierarchical systems; OHS; integral theory; organisational flexibility; agile management; agility; holonic approach.

DOI: 10.1504/IJASM.2006.010947

International Journal of Agile Systems and Management, 2006 Vol.1 No.2, pp.146 - 165

Published online: 19 Sep 2006 *

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