Towards Measuring the Agility of Software Business
Kinnunen, H., & Luoma, E. (2018). Towards Measuring the Agility of Software Business. In Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2018) (pp. 5425-5434). University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10125/50566
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Agile development methods have been employed across the software industry. However, it is not always clear if the used methods actually help the software firms in being more agile and if agility has a positive influence in the software firm performance. Studying these questions may turn out impossible since good measurements for assessing the overall agility of software firms do not yet exist. A need is therefore detected to measure the differences in agility between firms and finding the means to evaluate the differences in agility in reliable manner. This article examines how to measure the agility of a software firm and reports initial steps in the process of developing measurement instruments. The measurement instrument is tested against data collected from Finnish software firms and purified for further analyses.
PublisherUniversity of Hawai'i at Manoa
Parent publication ISBN978-0-9981331-1-9
Is part of publicationProceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2018), ISBN 978-0-9981331-1-9