A framework for agile project management for the water industry in developing economies
by Obby Akani Masia; John Andrew Van Der Poll
J. for Global Business Advancement (JGBA), Vol. 14, No. 1, 2021

Abstract: Water project management in developing economies such as South Africa is subject to a number of challenges owing to not only water scarcity but also top-down bureaucracies; challenged information and communication technologies (ICTs); lack of agility; lack of top management support; lack of smart water management as embedded in the 4th Industrial Revolution; lack of customer education; and lack of general sustainability and competitive advantage. The researchers conducted a comprehensive literature review on water industry challenges aimed at eliciting how principles of agile software development may be adopted in the water industry of developing economies. A number of propositions were formulated from scholarly literature and a conceptual framework was developed on the strength of the propositions. The framework is analysed and validated theoretically. The paper concludes with directions for future research in this area.

Online publication date: Fri, 16-Apr-2021

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