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Möten som motor i kvalitetsutveckling: En fallstudie av ett systemutvecklingsteam som arbetar Agile
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Science, Technology and Media, Department of Quality Technology and Management, Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Syftet med det här arbetet var att bidra till utvecklingen av kvalitetsutvecklingsområdet genom att beskriva hur en Agile verksamhet använder arbetsmötet som ett strategiskt verktyg i sitt kvalitetsutvecklingsarbete. Detta genom att studera dels hur teamet använder Agile för att driva kvalitetsutvecklingsarbetet och hur arbetsmötena är strukturerade, dels teammedlemmarnas upplevelse av arbetsmötenas kvalitet och mötesledarens funktion. Arbetet genomfördes som en fallstudie där studieobjektet var ett systemutvecklingsteam på ett internationellt företag. De undersökningsmetoder som användes var intervjustudie, observationsstudie och enkätstudie.

Arbetet genomfördes inom ramen för Mittuniversitetets magisterprogram i kvalitets och ledarskapsutveckling. Resultatet visade att det studerade teamet har hittat formerna för att använda arbetsmötet som motor för kvalitetsutvecklingsarbetet. Detta genom att anamma de principer som förbättringsprogrammet Agile bygger på. Principer som utgår från ett stort fokus på att hitta former för en fungerande interaktion mellan individer liksom på arbetssätt som gör det möjligt att snabbt ställa om till nya förutsättningar. Teamet arbetade enligt en väl genomarbetad och förankrad mötesstruktur som gjorde att deltagarna kunde fokusera på vad de skulle bidra med under mötet. Ledaren av arbetsmötet visade sig fylla två viktiga funktioner: dels den uppgiftsrelaterade som handlade om att leda arbetsmötet mot de uppgifter som skulle hanteras, dels den gruppunderhållande som innebar att underlätta interaktionen i teamet. Trots att teammedlemmar ägnade stor del av sin arbetstid i arbetsmöten upplevde de en hög grad av nöjdhet med kvaliteten i arbetsmötena.

Abstract [en]

The purpose of this work was to contribute to the development of Total Quality Management, TQM, by describing how an Agile organization uses the workplace meeting as a strategic tool in its quality development work. The work focused on how the team use Agile to drive its quality development work, the structure around work meetings, the function of the leadership during the work meetings and the team member’s experiences when it comes to the quality of the work meetings. The work was conducted as a case study where the subject was a system development team at an international company. The survey methods used were interview study, observation study and questionnaire study. The work was carried out within the

framework of Mid Sweden University's Master's Program in Quality and Leadership Development.

The result showed that the studied team has found ways to use the workplace meeting as a motor for TQM. This by adopting the principles based on the Agile improvement program. Principles that focus on finding forms for a functional interaction with individuals as well as working methods that enable quick adoption to new conditions. The team worked according to a well- and firmly established meeting structure that allowed participants to focus on what to contribute with during the meeting. The leader of the meeting proved to fill two important functions: the task-related which was to lead the working meeting to the tasks that were to be handled, and the group-maintenance which was to facilitate the team interaction. Even though the team members spent much of their working hours in work meetings, they experienced a high level of satisfaction with the quality of the work meetings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 58
Keywords [en]
Continuous improvement, Agile, Work meetings
Keywords [sv]
Ständiga förbättringar, agile, arbetsmöten.
National Category
Reliability and Maintenance
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-31670Local ID: KA-V17-A1-004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-31670DiVA, id: diva2:1143880
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Quality Management and Leadership LO1
Educational program
Master Degree in Quality Management and Leadership TKLEA 60 higher education credits
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2017-06-28

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