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Using Factor Analysis to Generate Clusters of Agile Practices

Abbas, Noura, Gravell, Andy and Wills, Gary (2010) Using Factor Analysis to Generate Clusters of Agile Practices At Agile 2010. 09 - 13 Aug 2010.

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In this paper, factor analysis is applied on a set of data that was collected to study the effectiveness of 58 different agile practices. The analysis extracted 15 factors; each was associated with a list of practices. These factors with the associated practices can be used as a guide for agile process improvement. Correlations between the extracted factors were calculated, and the significant correlation findings suggested that people who applied iterative and incremental development and quality assurance practices had a high success rate, that communication with the customer was not very popular as it had negative correlations with governance and iterative and incremental development. Also, people who applied governance practices also applied quality assurance practices. Interestingly success rate related negatively with traditional analysis methods such as Gantt chart and detailed requirements specification.

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Published date: August 2010
Additional Information: Event Dates: August 9 - 13
Venue - Dates: Agile 2010, 2010-08-09 - 2010-08-13
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems


Local EPrints ID: 271291
PURE UUID: 9e83d551-2768-4513-bfb1-9dd7a1ac7b51
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 23 Jun 2010 09:44
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:44

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Author: Noura Abbas
Author: Andy Gravell
Author: Gary Wills ORCID iD

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