Agile software development practice adoption survey

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Narendra Kurapati, Venkata Sarath Chandra Manyam, Kai Petersen
Title: Agile software development practice adoption survey
Journal: Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing
Conference name: 13th International Conference on Agile Software Development, XP
Year: 2012
Volume: 111
Pagination: 16-30
ISBN: 978-364230349-4
ISSN: 1865-1348
Publisher: Springer
City: Malmö
URI/DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-30350-0_2
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Computing (Sektionen för datavetenskap och kommunikation)
School of Computing S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
Language: English
Abstract: Agile methodologies are often not used "out of the box" by practitioners, instead they select the practices that fit their needs best. However, little is known which agile practices the practitioners choose. This study investigates agile practice adoption by asking practitioners which practices they are using on project and organizational level. We investigated how commonly used individual agile practices are, combinations of practices and their frequency of usage, as well as the degree of compliance to agile methodologies (Scrum and XP), and as how successful practitioners perceive the adoption. The research method used is survey. The survey has been sent to over 600 respondents, and has been posted on LinkedIn, Yahoo, and Google groups. In total 109 answers have been received. Practitioners can use the knowledge of the commonality of individual practices and combinations of practices as support in focusing future research efforts, and as decision support in selecting agile practices
Subject: Software Engineering\General
Keywords: Adoption; Agile Practices; Software Development; Survey