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Title: Integrated approach to developing agile strategies
Author: Hetherington, Mark
ISNI:       0000 0004 2682 7620
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2008
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Thep rojectl ooksa t Agility andA gile manufacturingin particular,w ith a focuso n the SME type businessT. he initial focus is on the developmenot f the ASF (Agile Strategic Framework) to make the selection of tools and techniques for manufacturing environments automated and systematised. This is to give consistency of approach, repeatability and to develop the system automation potential. This work will produce a test type model of how the business environment audit tool can be automated to produce results quickly and easily with less human time and intervention. One part of the ASF which needs particular development is the process of examining a company strategy from an agility type perspective. The project fills this niche by looking at how agility fits with traditional schools of strategy, how it relates to definitions of agility from content analysis and pulls these together. Using grounded theory and qualitative methods to examine the meanings, usage and context of Agility an examination of how this may relate to TRIZ type systems using agility paradigms is undcrtaken. This particular study relates to agility in a large context including software, construction and business processes as well as manufacturing definitions. A working model with Case Study examples is suggested as a point for further development.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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