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A Preliminary Roadmap for Empirical Research on Agile Software Development

A Preliminary Roadmap for Empirical Research on Agile Software Development

Category
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
Abstract
Some claim that especially in the field of agile software development the research lags years behind of the practice. In this paper, we characterize the status and main challenges for research on agile software development, and propose a preliminary roadmap, focusing on providing more empirical research, primarily on experienced agile teams and organizations, connecting better to existing streams of research in more established fields, giving more attention to management-oriented approaches, and finally give more emphasis to core ideas in agile software development in order to increase our understanding. We hope that this preliminary roadmap serves as a starting point for creating a common research agenda and enables the generation of more fruitful discussions and research results from the field.
Language
English
Author(s)
  • Torgeir Dingsøyr
  • Tore Dybå
  • Pekka Kalevi Abrahamsson
Affiliation
  • SINTEF Digital / Software Engineering, Safety and Security
  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Year
Publisher
IEEE
Book
Agile 2008 Conference
ISBN
9780769533216
Page(s)
83 - 94