Dr Sharon Coyle BComm, MBS, PhD
Sharon Coyle is a lecturer in Business Information Systems at the J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics. Securing a four year PhD scholarship from the Irish Social Sciences Platform (ISSP) under the Programme for Research in Third Level Institutes (PRTLI), Sharon holds a PhD on Group Decision Quality in Agile Software Development. Her research to date has been published in international peer-reviewed journals such as IEEE Software and IJIIT and has been presented at leading international conferences such as the European Conference in Information Systems (ECIS), the International Conference in Information Systems (ICIS) and the Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS).
Sharon is director of the MBS E-Commerce postgraduate programme at NUIG and is a a member of the Postgraduate Programme Board of Directors. Some of her lecturing activities include Management Information Systems, Information Systems Innovation, Contemporary Project Management, Applied Systems Analysis and E-Commerce which are delivered to both undergraduates and postgraduates. She has also given numerous guest lectures to Engineering, Science and Community Development audiences. Sharon has designed new modules for teaching, one of which is delivered via Blended/Distance Learning.
Prior to joining NUIG, Sharon was a management consultant with Accenture for three years where she worked on a variety of high profile projects for government bodies and financial services institutes.
Sharon's research interests currently lie in the area of group decision making and agile software development with a specific focus on process indicators for achieving decision quality. Having worked as a management consultant, Sharon has a keen interest in research on information systems project management. Other research interests include Crowdsourcing and Design Science.
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Conboy, K., Coyle, S., Wang, X., Pikkarainen, M. (2011) 'People Over Process: Key Challenges in Agile Development'. Ieee Software, 28 (4):48-57. [Details]|
|Coyle, S., Conboy, K., Acton, T. (2013) 'Group Process Losses in Agile Software Development Decision Making'. International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies, 9 (2). [Details]|
|Coyle, S., Conboy, K., Acton, T. (2011) A Proposed Study of Contribution Behaviours in Agile Systems Development 6th International Research Workshop on Information Technology Project Management (IRWITPM) Shanghai, China, [Details]|
|Coyle, S., Conboy, K., Acton, T. (2011) Losing the Plot: Decision Behaviours in Agile Systems Development 22nd Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS) Sydney, Australia, [Details]|
|Coyle, S., Conboy, K. (2009) A Case Study of Risk Management in Agile Systems Development 17th European Conference on Information Systems Verona, Italy, [Details]|
|Coyle, S., Conboy, K. (2009) A Study of Risk Management in DSDM Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming, 10th International Conference, XP [Details]|
|Pikkarainen, M., Conboy, K., Coyle, S., Wang, X., Karlstom, D., Still, J., Keriersky, J. (2009) What Skills do we really need in Agile Software Development? Discussion of Industrial Impacts and Challenges Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming, 10th International Conference, XP Sardinia, [Details]|
|Coyle, S., Conboy, K., Acton, T. (2009) Contribution Behaviours in Systems Development - A Position Paper Irish Social Sciences Platform (ISSP) Conference NUI Galway, Ireland, [Details]|
|Conboy, K., Coyle, S. (2008) People Over Process: The Implications of Agile for IS Skills 3rd International Research Workshop on Information Technology Project Management (IRWITPM) Dauphine University, Paris, [Details]|
|Association: Association of Information Systems, Function/Role: Member|
|Association: Special Interest Group for Information Technology Project Management (SIGITPM), Function/Role: Member|
Sharon teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students at NUIG and has designed new modules for teaching. In 2009, she completed an e-moderating course and since then she has delivered courses via Blended/Distance Learning. Sharon has also given numerous guest lectures, most recently to an audience of 95 students from Science and Community Development disciplines.
Some of Sharon's current teaching modules include:
Contemporary Project Management
Business Systems Analysis
Business Systems Design & Implementation
2013-2014 Contemporary Project Management Undergraduate (BSc. BIS)
New module design & delivery Postgraduate (Dip. Business Analytics)
2009, 2011-2014 Electronic Commerce Undergraduate (B.Comm.)
New module design (2009) & delivery
via Blended Learning
2013-2014 Business Systems Analysis Undergraduate (BSc. BIS)
2013-2014 Business Systems Design & Implementation Undergraduate (BSc. BIS)
2012-2013 Applied Systems Analysis Postgraduate (MBS, MSc.)
2012-2013 Management Information Systems Undergraduate (B.Comm.)
Delivered via Blended Learning
2010-2011 Information Systems Innovation Undergraduate (B.Comm.. BSc.)
Postgraduate (MBS, MSc., Dip.Int.Business)
2009-2010 E-Commerce Strategy Postgraduate (MBS, MSc.)
2009-2010 Management Information Systems Postgraduate (Dip. Business Studies)