Dr Mali Senapathi

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Senior Lecturer

Email: mali.senapathi@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:

SERL (D-58), School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences,

AUT University,

Level 7, AUT Tower, 2 – 14 Wakefield St,

Auckland 1010


PhD, Information Systems, University of Auckland, Auckland 

MCom (Hons), Information Systems, University of Auckland.

BEng, University of Mysore, Karnataka, India.

Memberships and Affiliations:

Member of the Association of Information Systems 

Member of the Agile Professionals Network (APN, Auckland)

Member of the International Institute of Business Analysis 


Mali Senapathi is a Senior Lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in New Zealand. Mali was awarded an Engineering degree in Electronics and Communication from the University of  Mysore, India, and MCom (Hons)  and PhD degrees from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her research and teaching interests are in the areas of Sustainable Agile Transformation, Enterprise Agility, Empirical Software Engineering, Data and Process Modelling, Agile Software development, and IS and Software Engineering education.

Teaching Areas:

Mali has designed and taught courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She teaches mainly in the areas of data and process modelling, database design, information systems development, and information systems research methods.

Research Areas:

Mali's research contributes to improving effectiveness of innovative systems development methodologies in organisations - focus is on understanding the key factors and processes that enable an organisation to drive change, effectively respond to change, and sustain enough to be able to learn from that change. Her research interests also include enterprise agility, empirical software engineering, agile modelling, and software engineering education. She has published in leading journals in her field, including the Journal of Systems and Software. Additionally, she has presented at prestigious international conferences such as Agile, Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, XP (International Conference on Agile Software Development), and Evaluation and Assessment of Software Engineering.


Peer-reviewed Journal articles and Published Conference Proceedings

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Senapathi, M., Srinivasan, A (2014): An empirical investigation of the factors affecting agile usage. EASE 2014, Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering, London, 13th  - 14th May, 2014, London, UK

Senapathi, M., Srinivasan, A (2013): Sustained agile usage: a systematic literature review. EASE 2013, Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Evaluation and Assessment in Software Engineering, Brazil, 14th -16th April 2013.

Senapathi, M., Drury-Grogan, M.L., and Srinivasan, A (2013) Agile Usage: Refining a Theoretical Model. Proceedings of the 17th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems, Jeju Island, Korea, 18th - 22nd June 2013, PACIS 2013 http://aisel.aisnet.org/pacis2013/43

Senapathi, M., Srinivasan, A. (2012), Understanding post-adoptive agile usage: An exploratory cross-case analysis, Journal of Systems and Software, Vol 85, No 6, pp. 255-1268

Senapathi, M., Middleton, P., & Evans, G. (2011). Factors affecting effectiveness of agile usage - Insights from the BBC worldwide case study. Springer, Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, 77 LNBIP, 132-145.

Senapathi, M. (2010). Adoption of Software Engineering Process Innovations: The Case of Agile Software Development Methodologies.. In A. Sillitti, A. Martin, X. Wang, & E. Whitworth (Eds.), Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming Vol. 48 (pp. 226-231). Trondheim, Norway: Springer.


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