Abbas, Noura, Gravell, Andrew and Wills, Gary
An Empirical Comparison of Two Agile Projects in the Same Organization.
In, Agile 2008 Conference, Toronto, Canada,
04 - 08 Aug 2008.
The appearance of Agile methods has been the most noticeable change to software process thinking in the last fifteen years. The main goal of this research is to investigate the quality of Agile projects empirically, in order to help software development organizations increase their understanding of Agile methods, principles and practices. This paper presents a multi-case study that was conducted using semi-structured interviews with two project teams that are using Agile methods within one organization. Our data was analyzed using the constant comparison method. The results are presented to illustrate how the teams adopted Agile methods and a comparison between the two projects is provided. From this it can be concluded that both projects were successful with multiple releases, the quality is generally seem to be as good as other projects in the same organization, the time release is reduced, and the differences between the two projects in terms of communication, the iteration length and the approach to quality, may result from the different team sizes.
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