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How human aspects impress Agile software development transition and adoption


Gandomani, Taghi Javdani and Zulzalil, Hazura and Abdul Ghani, Abdul Azim and Md Sultan, Abu Bakar and Yatim Sharif, Khaironi (2014) How human aspects impress Agile software development transition and adoption. International Journal of Software Engineering and Its Applications, 8 (1). pp. 129-148. ISSN 1738-9984


Many software companies are interested in using Agile methods in their software projects. Contrary to traditional software development methods, Agile methods are people oriented. This fact shows the significant role of individuals in these methods. Increasing prevalence of Agile methods forces software companies to consider people related factors as critical issues in adoption and transition to Agile methods and practices. This article focused on human aspects of Agile transformation process by conducting a Grounded Theory study involving 32 Agile experts. The main contribution of this article is identification and classification of diverse human aspects of Agile transformation process. Analyzing collected data showed that human aspects of Agile transformation process can be classified in several categories. While some of them are impediments to change, some others act as change accelerators. At the same time people’s perceptions about change process and incentive factors can shape and form human aspects during the Agile transformation process. Each of these categories encompasses its own factors which have negative or positive effect on change process.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.14257/ijseia.2014.8.1.12
Publisher: Science and Engineering Research Support Society
Keywords: Agile software development; Agile methods; Agile transformation; Agile transition; Human aspects; Grounded theory
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2015 06:30
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2015 06:30
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/37888
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