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Empirical investigation on agile methods usage: issues identified from early adopters in Malaysia

Asnawi, Ani Liza and Gravell, Andrew M. and Wills, Gary B. (2011) Empirical investigation on agile methods usage: issues identified from early adopters in Malaysia. In: Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp. 192-207. ISBN 978-3-642-20676-4 (Print), 978-3-642-20677-1 (Online)

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Agile Methods are a set of software practices that can help to produce products faster and at the same time deliver what customers want. Despite the benefits that Agile methods can deliver, however, we found few studies from the Southeast Asia region, particularly Malaysia. As a result, less empirical evidence can be obtained in the country making its implementation harder. To use a new method, experience from other practitioners is critical, which describes what is important, what is possible and what is not possible concerning Agile. We conducted a qualitative study to understand the issues faced by early adopters in Malaysia where Agile methods are still relatively new. The initial study involves 13 participants including project managers, CEOs, founders and software developers from seven organisations. Our study has shown that social and human aspects are important when using Agile methods. While technical aspects have always been considered to exist in software development, we found these factors to be less important when using Agile methods. The results obtained can serve as guidelines to practitioners in the country and the neighbouring regions.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 4327/33072
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agile Methods Factors Barriers Software Process
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering. > T58.5 Information technology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Depositing User: DR. Ani Liza Asnawi
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2013 11:55
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2013 11:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/33072

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