A study of value in agile software development organizations
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2017

The Agile manifesto focuses on the delivery of valuable software. In Lean, the principles emphasise value, where every activity that does not add value is seen as waste. Despite the strong focus on value, and that the primary critical success factor for software intensive product development lies in the value domain, no empirical study has investigated specifically what value is. This paper presents an empirical study that investigates how value is interpreted and prioritised, and how value is assured and measured. Data was collected through semi-structured interviews with 23 participants from 14 agile software development organisations. The contribution of this study is fourfold. First, it examines how value is perceived amongst agile software development organisations. Second, it compares the perceptions and priorities of the perceived values by domains and roles. Third, it includes an examination of what practices are used to achieve value in industry, and what hinders the achievement of value. Fourth, it characterises what measurements are used to assure, and evaluate value-creation activities. (C) 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

User Experience

driven

Agile software development

v23

decisions

model

requirements

actice

PT IV3rd International Conference on Design

Empirical

ACTICE

OCEEDINGS19th Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training

Computer Science

p549

Turtle

and Usability (DUXU)

APR 19-21

quality

Value

2006

JUN 22-

Författare

Hiva Alahyari

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Software Engineering

Richard Berntsson Svensson

Göteborgs universitet

Tony Gorschek

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Software Engineering

Journal of Systems and Software

0164-1212 (ISSN)

Vol. 125 271-288

Styrkeområden

Informations- och kommunikationsteknik

Ämneskategorier

Data- och informationsvetenskap

Datavetenskap (datalogi)

DOI

10.1016/j.jss.2016.12.007

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