Authors: Nitin Uikey; Ugrasen Suman
Addresses: School of Computer Science and IT, Devi Ahilya University, Khandwa Road, Indore 452017, M.P., India ' School of Computer Science and IT, Devi Ahilya University, Khandwa Road, Indore 452017, M.P., India
Abstract: Agile software development has been embraced increasingly in the last two decades. Process customisation is required to any selected method for satisfying the objectives. For achieving project success, software process must be tailored according to customer requirements. Although agile methodologies have best practices in themselves, to create a distinctive process for a project and accumulating various practices is difficult. There is a need for the framework and guidelines, which can benefit the tailoring process accessible and understandable. This paper proposes a framework, which can guide the teams to choose among different agile practices and create a process, which best suits the project and the organisation. The decision is based on environmental factors, customer requirements, project goals and project tailoring strategies. Through empirical study, it is observed that the organisations support agile as part of the development, but practitioners feel more improvements are required in methodology processes.
Keywords: agile methods; framework; guidelines; agile process tailoring; traditional development phases; empirical study; sustainable quality; sustainable productivity; agile practice; sustainability; agile software development; process customisation.
International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2016 Vol.23 No.4, pp.432 - 455
Received: 08 Apr 2015
Accepted: 12 Jun 2015
Published online: 08 Nov 2016 *