Factors influencing the adoption of agile practices in very small software development companies

Shirley Coque, Mónica Villavicencio

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Abstract

Agile software development is a trend that is gaining more adepts. However, moving from traditional ways to develop software to agile practices could be a challenge for developers. In this article, we analyze five technology adoption models to identify the factors that may influence software developers to adopt agile methodologies. With those factors, a model was designed and evaluated with 62 software developers. As a result, it was found that the behavioral intention for adopting agile methodologies is related to the perceived ease of use, of the methodology and the voluntariness of software developers. Such intention that is neither influenced by the subjective norm exerted by the organization nor the perceived usefulness of the methodology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages85-96
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2018
Event13th Ibero-American Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, JIISIC 2018 - Copiapo, Chile
Duration: 13 Jun 201815 Jun 2018

Conference

Conference13th Ibero-American Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering, JIISIC 2018
CountryChile
CityCopiapo
Period13/06/1815/06/18

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Keywords

  • Adoption models
  • Agile software development
  • Software engineering
  • VSE

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