Mali Senapathi

Senior Lecturer


Physical Address:
AUT Tower, Level 1, 2 – 14 Wakefield St, Auckland 1010

Postal Address:
School of Computer and Mathematical Sciences Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142 MailNo D-75


MCom(Hons), University of Auckland,  2004.

BEng, 1985, University of Mysore, Karnataka, India.

Memberships and Affiliations:

OCA (Oracle Certified Associate), Oracle Corporation,  2007.

Member of the Agile Professionals Network (APN, Auckland)


Mali Senapathi’s special focus is in the areas of state-of the-art information systems development methodologies, including those that are fast emerging. Mali has strong interests on how these emerging methodologies differ from traditional ones with an emphasis on both technical and social aspects of systems development in the context of these new methodologies. Data modelling and database design are of particular interest, with special research interests in agile data modelling and database development. Mali mainly teaches on the Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences incorporating these topics.


Peer-reviewed Journal articles and Published Conference Proceedings


Senapathi, M., Srinivasan, A., Understanding post-adoptive agile usage: An exploratory cross-case analysis, Journal of Systems and Software, Volume 85, Issue 6, June 2012, Pages 1255-1268, ISSN 0164-1212, 10.1016/j.jss.2012.02.025.

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


Senapathi, M. (2010). A Framework for Situated Evaluation of Methodology Usage in Agile Environments.. In A. Sillitti, A. Martin, X. Wang, & E. Whitworth (Eds.), Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming Vol. 48 (pp. 407-409). Trondheim, Norway: Springer.


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.


Senapathi, M (2005), "A Framework for the Evaluation of CASE Tool learnability in Educational Environments”, Journal of Information Technology Eductaion (JITE), Vol 4, 2005,pp 61-84.  


Senapathi, M, (2004), “Restructuring an undergraduate data base management course for business students”, Journal of Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology, ISSN On-line Edition: 1547-5867, Vol 1, 2004.


Senapathi, M, and Petrova, K., (2003),  “eBusiness Education: The Second Wave”, in Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference of the National Advisory Committee on Computing Qualifications: Technology and Innovation: New Understandings and Influences. S. Mann. Dunedin, Wickliffe Press

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