Dr Sharon Coyle

Dr Sharon Coyle

Senior Lecturer
Business School
School of Information Systems and Technology Management

Dr. Sharon Coyle is a senior lecturer at the School of Information Systems and Technology Management, UNSW, Sydney. Prior to joining UNSW, Sharon was a lecturer and an award-winning educator at The University of Sydney Business School. She holds a PhD, a Masters of Business Studies and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Galway (Ireland).

Sharon has held numerous academic roles including academic lead for the design and inaugural delivery of an Executive-Education Systems Innovation Course with the Royal Australian Navy. She has designed and delivered a variety of courses at undergraduate, postgraduate, and Executive Education level receiving several awards for Outstanding Achievement in Education from the University of Sydney Business School. Some of Sharon's courses include: Digital Strategy, Project Management in Practice, Agile Delivery, Design Thinking, Systems Analysis, Complex Decision Making, Digital Business Innovation and Enterprise Systems. Sharon has also been responsible for new course design and delivery via distance and blended learning.

Sharon has published and presented her research at leading international conferences and industry forums including the International Conference in Information Systems (ICIS), the European Conference in Information Systems (ECIS) and the Australasian Conference on Information Systems (ACIS). Her work is also published in leading practitioner journals such as IEEE Software, Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management and the International Journal of Intelligent Information Systems. Sharon is particularly interested in research pertaining to agile projects, adaptive processes, project management, quality indicators and educational innovation.

Prior to joining UNSW and the University of Sydney, Sharon was as a lecturer and Director of the Masters of Business Studies Programme at University of Galway where she was a member of the postgraduate programme board of directors. Prior to joining academia, Sharon gained extensive industry experience in her work as a Management Consultant for Accenture, working on a variety of high-profile projects for government bodies and financial services institutes.

  • Journal articles | 2022
    Buhagiar M; Pollack J; Coyle S, 2022, 'A categorisation of dialectics in response to project uncertainty', International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 15, pp. 350 - 370, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJMPB-08-2020-0241
    Journal articles | 2020
    Barata J; Rupino Cunha P; Coyle S, 2020, 'Evolving manufacturing mobility in Industry 4.0: the case of process industries', Journal of Manufacturing Technology Management, 31, pp. 52 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JMTM-10-2018-0361
    Journal articles | 2013
    Coyle S; Conboy K; Acton T, 2013, 'Group process losses in agile software development decision making', International Journal of Intelligent Information Technologies, 9, pp. 38 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/jiit.2013040104
    Journal articles | 2011
    Conboy K; Coyle S; Wang X; Pikkarainen M, 2011, 'People Over Process: Key Challenges in Agile Development', IEEE Software, 28, pp. 48 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/MS.2010.132
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Lazima ZT; Coyle S, 2019, 'An Exploration of Project Approaches for International Development Projects', in ACIS 2019 Proceedings - 30th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, pp. 427 - 437
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Barata J; da Cunha PR; Coyle S, 2018, 'Guidelines for using pilot projects in the fourth industrial revolution', in ACIS 2018 - 29th Australasian Conference on Information Systems
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Barata J; Coyle S, 2016, 'Developing socially-constructed quality metrics in agile: A multi-faceted perspective', in 2016 International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Coyle S; Barata J, 2016, 'Socially-constructed metrics for agile quality: An action-research study', in Proceedings of the 27th Australasian Conference on Information Systems, ACIS 2016
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Coyle S; Conboy K; Acton T, 2015, 'An exploration of the relationship between contribution behaviours and the decision making process in agile teams', in 2015 International Conference on Information Systems: Exploring the Information Frontier, ICIS 2015
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Coyle S; Conboy K; Acton T, 2015, 'Investigating process-parameters for decision quality in software development teams', in International Conference on Information Systems Development, ISD 2015
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Coyle S; Conboy K; Acton T, 2014, 'Examining the relationship between contribution behaviours and knowledge sharing in software development', in Information Systems Development: Transforming Organisations and Society Through Information Systems - Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Information Systems Development, ISD 2014, pp. 391 - 398
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Coyle S; Conboy K, 2009, 'A Case Study of Risk Management in Agile Systems Development', in Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2009), University of Verona and London School of Economics and Political Science, http://www.ecis2009.it/allegati/ecis2009_proceedings_public.pdf, pp. 1 - 12, presented at The 17th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2009), Verona, Italy, 08 June 2009 - 10 June 2009, http://aisel.aisnet.org/ecis2009/3
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Coyle S; Conboy K, 2009, 'A study of Risk Management in DSDM', in Proceedings of the 10th Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming (XP 2009) / Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing 31, Springer-Verlag, Germany, pp. 142 - 148, presented at The 10th International Conference on Agile Software Engineering and Extreme Programming (XP2009), Pula, Sardinia, Italy, 25 May 2009 - 29 May 2009, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-01853-4_18