M.Sc., PhD

Contact Details

Marie Curie Fellow
J. E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics
NUI Galway
Galway, Ireland
T: (091) 492848
E: henry.edison@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

Henry Edison is a Marie Curie Fellow with Lero – the Irish Software Research Centre at NUI Galway, Ireland. His research examines software processes and methods used to develop software and how to make it more efficient. Specifically, his research looks at current and future practices and trends of software development processes, and tailor them to suit different contexts, from startups and new emerging to large and established organisations. 

He has experience of teaching and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students. He teaches various modules in software engineering and information systems, e.g. empirical software measurement, information systems strategy and innovation, systems development and project management. In addition to research and teaching experience, Henry has more than four years industry experience as software engineer. He involved in various software development projects in different domain, e.g. banking, aviation, etc. 

Henry obtained a PhD in Computer Science (2017) at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. His PhD thesis examined the adoption of Lean startup approach for software product innovation in large software companies. In 2018, he was awarded a two-year grant from Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND Fellowship Programme.

Research Interests

software innovation, open innovation, software startups, Lean startup, inner source, agile, large-scale development

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Lean Internal Startups for Software Product Innovation in Large Companies: Enablers and Inhibitors'
Henry Edison and Nina M. Smörsgård and Xiaofeng Wang and Pekka Abrahamsson (2018) 'Lean Internal Startups for Software Product Innovation in Large Companies: Enablers and Inhibitors'. Journal Of Systems And Software, 135 :69-87 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Software Engineering Process Models For Mobile App Development: A Systematic Literature Review'
Ronald Jabangwe and Henry Edison and Anh Nguyen-Duc (2018) 'Software Engineering Process Models For Mobile App Development: A Systematic Literature Review'. Journal of Systems and Software, 145 :98-111 [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Innovation Initiatives in Large Software Companies: A Systematic Mapping Study'
Henry Edison and Xiaofeng Wang and Ronald Jabangwe and Pekka Abrahamsson (2018) 'Innovation Initiatives in Large Software Companies: A Systematic Mapping Study'. Information and Software Technology, 95 :1-14 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Software Startups -- A Research Agenda'
Michael Unterkalmsteiner and Pekka Abrahamsson and Xiaofeng Wang and Anh Nguyen-Duc and Syed Shah and Sohaib Shahid Bajwa and Guido H. Baltes and Kieran Conboy and Eoin Cullina and Denis Dennehy and Henry Edison and Carlos Fernandez-Sanchez and Juan Garbajosa and Tony Gorschek and Eriks Klotins and Laura Hokkanen and Fabio Kon and Ilaria Lunesu and Michele Marchesi and Lorraine Morgan and Markku Oivo and Christoph Selig and Pertti Seppänen and Roger Sweetman and Pasi Tyrväinen and Christina Ungerer and Agustin Yagüe (2016) 'Software Startups -- A Research Agenda'. e-Informatica Software Engineering Journal, 10 (1):89-124 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Towards Abstraction and Automation in Software Engineering'
Michael Gurschler and Henry Edison and Kalle Launiala and Pekka Abrahamsson (2014) 'Towards Abstraction and Automation in Software Engineering'. The Winnower, [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Towards Innovation Measurement in the Software Industry'
Henry Edison and Nauman bin Ali and Richard Torkar (2013) 'Towards Innovation Measurement in the Software Industry'. Journal of Systems and Software, 86 :1390-1407 [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2019) 'Lean Internal Startups: Challenges and Lessons Learned'
Henry Edison (2019) 'Lean Internal Startups: Challenges and Lessons Learned' In: Springer International Publishing (to be appear). [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2018) Proceedings of 24th Americas Conference on Information Systems
Noel Carroll and Mairead O'Connor and Henry Edison (2018) The Identification and Classification of Impediments in Software Flow Proceedings of 24th Americas Conference on Information Systems [Details]
(2018) Proceedings of 14th International Symposium on Open Collaboration (OpenSym '18)
Henry Edison and Noel Carroll and Kieran Conboy and Lorraine Morgan (2018) An Investigation into Inner Source Software Development: Preliminary Findings from a Systematic Literature Review Proceedings of 14th International Symposium on Open Collaboration (OpenSym '18) [Details]
(2018) Proceedings of the International Conference of Software and System Process (ICSSP)
Henry Edison and Xiaofeng Wang and Ronald Jabangwe and Pekka Abrahamsson (2018) Innovation Initiatives in Large Software Companies: A Systematic Mapping Study (Journal-First Selected Article) Proceedings of the International Conference of Software and System Process (ICSSP) [Details]
(2016) Proceedings of the ICE/IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ITMC 2016)
Henry Edison and Anh Nguyen Duc and Ronald Jabangwe and Xiaofeng Wang and Pekka Abrahamsson (2016) An Investigation into Software Product Innovation: A Systematic Literature Review Proceedings of the ICE/IEEE International Conference on Engineering, Technology and Innovation (ITMC 2016) [Details]
(2016) Proceedings of 42nd Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA 2016)
Henry Edison and Xiaofeng Wang and Pekka Abrahamsson (2016) Product Innovation through Internal Startup in Large Software Companies: A Case Study Proceedings of 42nd Euromicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications (SEAA 2016) , pp.128-135 [Details]
(2016) XP2016 Proceedings
Xiaofeng Wang and Henry Edison and Sohaib Shahid Bajwa and Carmine Giardino and Pekka Abrahamsson (2016) Key Challenges in Software Startup across Life Cycle Stages XP2016 Proceedings , pp.169-182 [Details]
(2015) Proceedings of 16th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2015)
Henry Edison and Dron Khanna and Sohaib Shahid Bajwa and Valerie Brancaleoni and Luca Bellettati (2015) Towards a Software Tool Portal to Support Startup Process Proceedings of 16th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2015) , pp.577-583 [Details]
(2015) Scientific Workshop Proceedings of the XP2015
Henry Edison and Xiaofeng Wang and Pekka Abrahamsson (2015) Lean Startup: Why Large Software Companies Should Care Scientific Workshop Proceedings of the XP2015 [Details]
(2015) Proceedings of 16th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2015)
Henry Edison (2015) A Conceptual Framework of Lean Startup Enabled Internal Corporate Venture Proceedings of 16th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2015) , pp.607-613 [Details]

ANET/COS

  Year Publication
(2018) Understanding & Improving Software Productivity & Performance.
Noel Carroll and Mairead O'Connor and Henry Edison and Kieran Conboy (2018) Understanding & Improving Software Productivity & Performance. ANET/COS [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2018 Marie Curie Fellow Marie Skłodowska Curie COFUND Fellowship Programme and SFI Ireland
2014 PhD Fellowship (29th Cycle) Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Academic Council, NUI Galway Committee Member 18-APR-19 / 18-FEB-22

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2017 Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy Dottorato di Ricerca (Ph.D) Computer Science
2011 Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden Teknologie Masterexamen (M.Sc) Software Engineering
2004 Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia Sarjana Teknik (B.Eng) Informatics

Reviews

  Journal Role
Journal Of Decision Systems Reviewer
Technovation Reviewer
European Journal Of Information Systems Reviewer
Information Technology & People Reviewer

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2019/2020 Systems Development and Project Management MS804 M.Sc in Information Systems Management
2018/2019 Information Systems Strategy and Innovation MS802 M.Sc in Information Systems Management and Business Analytics