Adoption of Software Engineering Process Innovations: The Case of Agile Software Development Methodologies

(Short research paper, 15 min)

Author(s): Mali Senapathi (Auckland University of Technology)
Session: Adoption
Session chair: Helen Sharp (Open University)
Date: Wednesday, 2 June 2010: Main Conference
Time: 15:30-17:00
Though agile methodologies have gained widespread acceptance in the past decade, there are still a number of potential adopters who are yet to join the critical mass. Some of these adopters need assurance of whether agile software methodologies will continue to be the dominant software process technology of the 2010s and beyond. This study applies the Software Engineering Process Technologies Adoption Grid proposed by Fichman & Kemerer [3] to evaluate the adoption trajectory of agile software development (ASD) methodologies. The study concludes that ASD methodologies will continue to be the dominant software process technology of the 2010´s, and adopted by more business organizations.

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