An exploratory study on agile based software development practices

Shafinah Farvin Packeer Mohamed, Fauziah Baharom, Aziz Deraman

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Abstract

Agile based software development approach is increasingly gaining much interest among software practitioners and researchers due to its ability to produce high quality software in shorter period of time. Even though its importance has been revealed, only few studies were conducted regarding its current practices in the software industry, particularly in Malaysia. Thus, an exploratory study was conducted among software practitioners in Malaysia to study their practices and perceptions on the agile based software development in the real-world projects. Moreover, the practices were covered in a wider perspective by considering the software development, management and documentation practices. This paper discusses the findings from the study, which involved 73 agile practitioners. Structured questionnaire was used for data collection purpose while statistical methods such as frequency, mean, and cross tabulation were used for data analysis. Outcomes from this study reveal that the most implemented agile principles are early delivery and face-to-face communication, whilst the least implemented is self-organizing team. Additionally, majority of the respondents agreed that agile based software development practices are important in order to produce high quality software.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-114
Number of pages30
JournalInternational Journal of Software Engineering and its Applications
Volume8
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Agile based software development practices
  • Exploratory study
  • Software practitioners in malaysia

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An exploratory study on agile based software development practices. / Mohamed, Shafinah Farvin Packeer; Baharom, Fauziah; Deraman, Aziz.

In: International Journal of Software Engineering and its Applications, Vol. 8, No. 5, 2014, p. 85-114.

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Mohamed, Shafinah Farvin Packeer ; Baharom, Fauziah ; Deraman, Aziz. / An exploratory study on agile based software development practices. In: International Journal of Software Engineering and its Applications. 2014 ; Vol. 8, No. 5. pp. 85-114.
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