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Factor Analysis: Investigating Important Aspects for Agile Adoption in Malaysia

Factor Analysis: Investigating Important Aspects for Agile Adoption in Malaysia
Factor Analysis: Investigating Important Aspects for Agile Adoption in Malaysia
This paper focuses on identifying the important aspects of Agile adoption from software practitioners in Malaysia. We analyse 27 Agile adoption variables from a survey of early Agile users in Malaysia. Factor analysis is conducted to identify the clusters of the variables (or items) and how they are inter-related to produce factors. Most of the respondents are from software organisations in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor; in which most of the companies are located in Malaysia. The clusters of variables resulting from this analysis can serve as a reference to the practitioners planning to adopt the methodology. The top factors identified from this study are shown in terms of (i) developer involvement and organisation-related aspects, (ii) cultural and people related aspects and (iii) customer collaboration and the need for professional skills when using Agile methods. In addition, factor analysis discovered that practitioners disagreed about the importance of the technical aspects of Agile. While we believe that these findings are particularly important from the Malaysian perspective, however, they also help add to the body of evidence in the field of software engineering and software process particularly in terms of Agile methods adoption. Moreover, the study also can help adopters from the nearby geographical regions to understand and see the suitability of Agile methods for their organisations.
Agile methods, software process, factor analysis, loadings, factor extraction, factor rotation
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 (2012) Factor Analysis: Investigating Important Aspects for Agile Adoption in Malaysia. International Conference on Agile and Lean Software Methods (AgileIndia2012), India. 17 - 19 Feb 2012. (Submitted)

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Abstract

This paper focuses on identifying the important aspects of Agile adoption from software practitioners in Malaysia. We analyse 27 Agile adoption variables from a survey of early Agile users in Malaysia. Factor analysis is conducted to identify the clusters of the variables (or items) and how they are inter-related to produce factors. Most of the respondents are from software organisations in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor; in which most of the companies are located in Malaysia. The clusters of variables resulting from this analysis can serve as a reference to the practitioners planning to adopt the methodology. The top factors identified from this study are shown in terms of (i) developer involvement and organisation-related aspects, (ii) cultural and people related aspects and (iii) customer collaboration and the need for professional skills when using Agile methods. In addition, factor analysis discovered that practitioners disagreed about the importance of the technical aspects of Agile. While we believe that these findings are particularly important from the Malaysian perspective, however, they also help add to the body of evidence in the field of software engineering and software process particularly in terms of Agile methods adoption. Moreover, the study also can help adopters from the nearby geographical regions to understand and see the suitability of Agile methods for their organisations.

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Submitted date: 2012
Additional Information: accepted as a short paper Event Dates: 17-19 February 2012
Venue - Dates: International Conference on Agile and Lean Software Methods (AgileIndia2012), India, 2012-02-17 - 2012-02-19
Keywords: Agile methods, software process, factor analysis, loadings, factor extraction, factor rotation
Organisations: Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 273053
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/273053
PURE UUID: 43a9e5b9-590d-471f-8faf-6d2837327d89
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088

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Date deposited: 08 Dec 2011 11:26
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 13:03

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