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Empirical Investigation on Agile Methods Usage: Issues Identified from Early Adopters in Malaysia

Empirical Investigation on Agile Methods Usage: Issues Identified from Early Adopters in Malaysia
Empirical Investigation on Agile Methods Usage: Issues Identified from Early Adopters in Malaysia
Agile Methods are a set of software practices that can help to produce products faster and at the same time deliver what customers want. Despite the benefits that Agile methods can deliver, however, we found few studies from the Southeast Asia region, particularly Malaysia. As a result, less empirical evidence can be obtained in the country making its implementation harder. To use a new method, experience from other practitioners is critical, which describes what is important, what is possible and what is not possible concerning Agile. We conducted a qualitative study to understand the issues faced by early adopters in Malaysia where Agile methods are still relatively new. The initial study involves 13 participants including project managers, CEOs, founders and software developers from seven organisations. Our study has shown that social and human aspects are important when using Agile methods. While technical aspects have always been considered to exist in software development, we found these factors to be less important when using Agile methods. The results obtained can serve as guidelines to practitioners in the country and the neighbouring regions.
Agile Methods, Factors, Barriers, Software Process.
192-207
Asnawi, Ani Liza
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Gravell, Andrew
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Wills, Gary
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Asnawi, Ani Liza
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Gravell, Andrew
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Wills, Gary
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Asnawi, Ani Liza, Gravell, Andrew and Wills, Gary (2011) Empirical Investigation on Agile Methods Usage: Issues Identified from Early Adopters in Malaysia. XP2011, 12th International conference on Agile Software Development,, Spain. 10 - 13 May 2011. pp. 192-207 .

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Abstract

Agile Methods are a set of software practices that can help to produce products faster and at the same time deliver what customers want. Despite the benefits that Agile methods can deliver, however, we found few studies from the Southeast Asia region, particularly Malaysia. As a result, less empirical evidence can be obtained in the country making its implementation harder. To use a new method, experience from other practitioners is critical, which describes what is important, what is possible and what is not possible concerning Agile. We conducted a qualitative study to understand the issues faced by early adopters in Malaysia where Agile methods are still relatively new. The initial study involves 13 participants including project managers, CEOs, founders and software developers from seven organisations. Our study has shown that social and human aspects are important when using Agile methods. While technical aspects have always been considered to exist in software development, we found these factors to be less important when using Agile methods. The results obtained can serve as guidelines to practitioners in the country and the neighbouring regions.

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Published date: 2011
Additional Information: Event Dates: 10-13 May
Venue - Dates: XP2011, 12th International conference on Agile Software Development,, Spain, 2011-05-10 - 2011-05-13
Keywords: Agile Methods, Factors, Barriers, Software Process.
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 272250
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/272250
PURE UUID: d242068a-562b-4940-9ce4-f613e947a74c
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088

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Date deposited: 05 May 2011 11:24
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:03

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Author: Ani Liza Asnawi
Author: Andrew Gravell
Author: Gary Wills ORCID iD

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