Dr Peggy Gregory

  • Senior Lecturer in Software Engineering (Computing Science)

telephone: 0141 330 8536
email: Peggy.Gregory@glasgow.ac.uk

Room 410, Sir Alwyn Williams Building, Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RZ

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-7891-6666

Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer at Glasgow University. As an empirical researcher I investigate software engineering practice with the aim of developing theory and insights that result in improvements to practice. I focus on human and social aspects and use qualitative methods. My research involves working closely with industry partners to understand the context and complexity of specific practice challenges. I have worked with a wide range of private and public sector organisations from start-ups to multinationals and charities, and am interested in forming long term industry collaborations to improve the significance and impact of findings.

I am a founder member of the Agile Research Network, a funded collaboration of academic researchers who have worked together for over ten years. As part of this collaboration I work with researchers at the OU and partner with the Agile Business Consortium. I am Chair of the XP Conference Series Steering Committee.

My current research topics are agility, sustainability, and IT workplace competencies. I am running funded projects in all these areas, and currently have 2 funded studentships and 1 post-doc RA post available. 

Research interests

My research interest is in empirical software engineering. I investigate processes and practices, agile software development, sustainability practices, agile transformation, software project management, and software engineering education. My work is human-centred, socio-technical, and often qualitative. It also encompasses the social and ethical impacts of digital technology development and use.

 

Publications

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Number of items: 9.

2024

Moh'd, S.', Gregory, P. , Barroca, L. and Sharp, H. (2024) Agile human resource management: a systematic mapping study. German Journal of Human Resource Management, (doi: 10.1177/23970022231226316) (Early Online Publication)

Nowland, R., McNally, L. and Gregory, P. (2024) Parents' use of digital technology for social connection during the COVID-19 pandemic: a mixed-methods study. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, (doi: 10.1111/sjop.12998) (PMID:38258304) (Early Online Publication)

2023

Barroca, L., Sharp, H., Deshpande, A., Gregory, P. and Papadeas, S. (2023) Sustaining agility: organizational change, factors and theoretical lenses. In: Stettina, C. J., Garbajosa, J. and Kruchten, P. (eds.) Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming: 24th International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP 2023, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 13–16, 2023, Proceedings. Series: Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (475). Springer, pp. 115-131. ISBN 9783031339752 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-33976-9_8)

Nowland, R., Thomson, G., Cross, L., Whittaker, K., Gregory, P. , Charles, J. M. and Day, C. (2023) Exploring blog narratives of parental loneliness: A thematic network analysis. Current Research in Behaviour Sciences, 5, 100137. (doi: 10.1016/j.crbeha.2023.100137)

2022

Strode, D. E., Sharp, H., Barroca, L., Gregory, P. and Taylor, K. (2022) Tensions in organizations transforming to agility. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 69(6), pp. 3572-3583. (doi: 10.1109/TEM.2022.3160415)

Uwadi, M., Gregory, P. , Allison, I. and Sharp, H. (2022) Roles of Middle Managers in Agile Project Governance. In: 23rd International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP 2022), Copenhagen, Denmark, 13–17 June 2022, pp. 65-81. ISBN 9783031081682 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-08169-9_5)

Weichbrodt, J., Kropp, M., Biddle, R., Gregory, P. , Anslow, C., Buhler, U. M., Mateescu, M. and Meier, A. (2022) Understanding Leadership in Agile Software Development Teams: Who and How? In: 23rd International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP 2022), Copenhagen, Denmark, 13–17 June 2022, pp. 99-113. ISBN 9783031081682 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-08169-9_7)

Gregory, P. , Strode, D. E., Sharp, H. and Barroca, L. (2022) An onboarding model for integrating newcomers into agile project teams. Information and Software Technology, 143, 106792. (doi: 10.1016/j.infsof.2021.106792)

2020

Gregory, P. , Strode, D. E., AlQaisi, R., Sharp, H. and Barroca, L. (2020) Onboarding: How Newcomers Integrate into an Agile Project Team. In: 21st International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP 2020), Copenhagen, Denmark, 8–12 June 2020, pp. 20-36. ISBN 978-3-030-49391-2 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-49392-9_2)

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Number of items: 9.

Articles

Moh'd, S.', Gregory, P. , Barroca, L. and Sharp, H. (2024) Agile human resource management: a systematic mapping study. German Journal of Human Resource Management, (doi: 10.1177/23970022231226316) (Early Online Publication)

Nowland, R., McNally, L. and Gregory, P. (2024) Parents' use of digital technology for social connection during the COVID-19 pandemic: a mixed-methods study. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, (doi: 10.1111/sjop.12998) (PMID:38258304) (Early Online Publication)

Nowland, R., Thomson, G., Cross, L., Whittaker, K., Gregory, P. , Charles, J. M. and Day, C. (2023) Exploring blog narratives of parental loneliness: A thematic network analysis. Current Research in Behaviour Sciences, 5, 100137. (doi: 10.1016/j.crbeha.2023.100137)

Strode, D. E., Sharp, H., Barroca, L., Gregory, P. and Taylor, K. (2022) Tensions in organizations transforming to agility. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 69(6), pp. 3572-3583. (doi: 10.1109/TEM.2022.3160415)

Gregory, P. , Strode, D. E., Sharp, H. and Barroca, L. (2022) An onboarding model for integrating newcomers into agile project teams. Information and Software Technology, 143, 106792. (doi: 10.1016/j.infsof.2021.106792)

Book Sections

Barroca, L., Sharp, H., Deshpande, A., Gregory, P. and Papadeas, S. (2023) Sustaining agility: organizational change, factors and theoretical lenses. In: Stettina, C. J., Garbajosa, J. and Kruchten, P. (eds.) Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming: 24th International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP 2023, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 13–16, 2023, Proceedings. Series: Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing (475). Springer, pp. 115-131. ISBN 9783031339752 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-33976-9_8)

Conference Proceedings

Uwadi, M., Gregory, P. , Allison, I. and Sharp, H. (2022) Roles of Middle Managers in Agile Project Governance. In: 23rd International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP 2022), Copenhagen, Denmark, 13–17 June 2022, pp. 65-81. ISBN 9783031081682 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-08169-9_5)

Weichbrodt, J., Kropp, M., Biddle, R., Gregory, P. , Anslow, C., Buhler, U. M., Mateescu, M. and Meier, A. (2022) Understanding Leadership in Agile Software Development Teams: Who and How? In: 23rd International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP 2022), Copenhagen, Denmark, 13–17 June 2022, pp. 99-113. ISBN 9783031081682 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-031-08169-9_7)

Gregory, P. , Strode, D. E., AlQaisi, R., Sharp, H. and Barroca, L. (2020) Onboarding: How Newcomers Integrate into an Agile Project Team. In: 21st International Conference on Agile Software Development (XP 2020), Copenhagen, Denmark, 8–12 June 2020, pp. 20-36. ISBN 978-3-030-49391-2 (doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-49392-9_2)

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Grants

  • Agile Business Consortium research grants (2017-18; 2019-22; 2023-26)
  • DSDM research grants (2013-16)
  • Framework for Responsible Research & Innovation in ICT Case Study Award (2013)

Supervision

Current doctoral research students:

  • Maduka Uwadi: Models of Middle Management Roles and Competencies in Agile Project Governance
  • Jim Jenkins: Implementing DevSecOps within a Highly-Regulated Environment: The Formation and Evaluation of a Framework for Adoption
  • Nicky Danino: An Investigation into Using Social Media and Twitter in Higher Education
  • Lesley May: The First Year Experiences of Computing Students

Future funded research studentships:

  • Introducing sustainability into software engineering teams: Sustainability mindsets, practice and culture (Barclays studentship)
  • Sustainability and agility in software engineering practice (ABC/ARN studentship)