Value Creation by Agile Projects: Methodology or Mystery?

Zornitza Racheva, Maya Daneva, Klaas Sikkel

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProduct-Focused Software Process Improvement
    Subtitle of host publication10th International Conference, PROFES 2009, Oulu, Finland, June 15-17, 2009. Proceedings
    EditorsFrank Bomarius, Markku Oivo, Päivi Jaring, Pekka Abrahamsson
    Place of PublicationBerlin, Heidelberg
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)978-3-642-02151-0
    Publication statusPublished - 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
    ISSN (Print)1865-1348
    ISSN (Electronic)1865-1356


    Conference10th International Conference on Product-Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2009
    Abbreviated titlePROFES


    • SCS-Services
    • Business value
    • Agile development
    • Systematic review


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