Business Value Is not only Dollars - Results from Case Study Research on Agile Software Projects


Racheva, Zornitza and Daneva, Maya and Sikkel, Klaas and Buglione, Luigi (2010) Business Value Is not only Dollars - Results from Case Study Research on Agile Software Projects. In: 11th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2010, June 21-23, 2010, Limerick, Ireland (pp. pp. 131-145).

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Abstract:Business value is a key concept in agile software development. This paper presents results of a case study on how business value and its creation is perceived in the context of agile projects. Our overall conclusion is that the project participants almost never use an explicit and structured approach to guide the value creation throughout the project. Still, the application of agile methods in the studied cases leads to satisfied clients. An interesting result of the study represents the fact that the agile process of many projects differs significantly from what is described in the agile practitioners’ books as best practices. The key implication for research and practice is that we have an incentive to pursue the study of value creation in agile projects and to complement it by providing guidelines for better client’s involvement, as well as by developing structured methods that will enhance the value-creation in a project.
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