agile project management case study 1

Case: Jharna Software: The Move to Agile Methods, Minyi Huang and Indranil Bose, University of Hong Kong (HKU613).

Key elements:

  • Software development practices adopted in offshore locations
  • Feasibility of agile development in offshore locations


  • Does outsourcing offshore favor traditional or agile project management? Explain your answer.
  • What problems do companies face when considering adopting agile to offshore locations?
  • What options are available to Ismail Khan, managing director of Jharna, at the end of the case? What are the advantages and challenges of each of these options? What do you recommend?