Value Creation by Agile Projects: Methodology or Mystery?

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Abstract

Business value is a key concept in agile software development approaches. This paper presents results of a systematic review of literature on how business value is created by agile projects. We found that with very few exceptions, most published studies take the concept of business value for granted and do not state what it means in general as well as in the specific study context. We could find no study which clearly indicates how exactly individual agile practices or groups of those create value and keep accumulating it over time. The key implication for research is that we have an incentive to pursue the study of value creation in agile project by deploying empirical research methods.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publication10th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2009)
EditorsFrank Bomarius, Markku Oivo, Päivi Jaring, Pekka Abrahamsson
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages141-155
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)978-3-642-02151-0
DOIs
StatePublished - 17 Jun 2009
Event10th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2009 - Oulu, Finland
Duration: 15 Jun 200917 Jun 2009
Conference number: 10

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Volume32
ISSN (Print)1865-1348

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2009
Abbreviated titlePROFES
CountryFinland
CityOulu
Period15/06/0917/06/09

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Methodology
Business value
Value creation
Incentives
Agile software development
Empirical research methods
Systematic review

Keywords

  • SCS-Services
  • IR-65524
  • EWI-15433
  • METIS-263885
  • Business value - agile development - systematic review

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Racheva, Z., Daneva, M., & Sikkel, N. (2009). Value Creation by Agile Projects: Methodology or Mystery? In F. Bomarius, M. Oivo, P. Jaring, & P. Abrahamsson (Eds.), 10th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2009) (pp. 141-155). (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vol. 32). Berlin: Springer Verlag. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02152-7_12
Racheva, Z. ; Daneva, Maia ; Sikkel, Nicolaas. / Value Creation by Agile Projects: Methodology or Mystery?. 10th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2009). editor / Frank Bomarius ; Markku Oivo ; Päivi Jaring ; Pekka Abrahamsson. Berlin : Springer Verlag, 2009. pp. 141-155 (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing).
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Racheva, Z, Daneva, M & Sikkel, N 2009, Value Creation by Agile Projects: Methodology or Mystery? in F Bomarius, M Oivo, P Jaring & P Abrahamsson (eds), 10th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2009). Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, vol. 32, Springer Verlag, Berlin, pp. 141-155, 10th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2009, Oulu, Finland, 15/06/09. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02152-7_12

Value Creation by Agile Projects: Methodology or Mystery? / Racheva, Z.; Daneva, Maia; Sikkel, Nicolaas.

10th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2009). ed. / Frank Bomarius; Markku Oivo; Päivi Jaring; Pekka Abrahamsson. Berlin : Springer Verlag, 2009. p. 141-155 (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vol. 32).

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Racheva Z, Daneva M, Sikkel N. Value Creation by Agile Projects: Methodology or Mystery? In Bomarius F, Oivo M, Jaring P, Abrahamsson P, editors, 10th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement (PROFES 2009). Berlin: Springer Verlag. 2009. p. 141-155. (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing). Available from, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02152-7_12