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EEO. 2021; 20(1): 1692-1710


EXPLORING MEDIATING AND MODERATING MECHANISM FOR PROJECT UNCERTAINTY UNDER AGILE METHODOLOGY USE IN IT SECTOR

Kashif Nawaz Khan, Dr. Muhammad Sarmad, Syed Ishfaq Ahmad, Dr. Iftikhar Ahmad.




Abstract

Agile software methodology describes an approach forthe development of software under whichsolutions of requirements evolve through the collaborative effort of cross-functional teams. This research study analyzed the impact of agile methodology usage on project uncertainty along with userparticipation acting as a mediator and managerial support acting as a moderator. . The said relationships were investigated under the support of agile governance theory. Data was collected from middle-tier officers of renowned IT companies in Pakistan through adapted questionnaires.The data was analyzed through AMOS-SEM statistical techniques. Results show that agile methodology usagesignificantly decreased impacts of uncertainty in projects but User Participation doesn't act as a mediator in therelationship. Moreover, managerial support is established as a moderator in the hypothesizedrelationship. Thus, implications are discussed and implications are provided for the targeted sector.

Key words: Agile methodology use; with User Participation; Managerial support; ProjectUncertainty; Software Industries






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