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Empirical Study of Agile Methodologies and Quality Management Success Factors in Pakistani Software Companies

Iqbal, Javed and Omar, Mazni and Yasin, Azman (2018) Empirical Study of Agile Methodologies and Quality Management Success Factors in Pakistani Software Companies. In: Knowledge Management International Conference (KMICe) 2018, 25 –27 July 2018, Miri Sarawak, Malaysia.

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The quality factor is an essential aspect and an indicator for the success of agile software development. On the other hand quality mismanagement increases the risk of software project failure. Therefore, it is essential to look at the success factor that supports the software development community to have better quality management of the project. The aim of this study is to classify the success factor of agile software development along with the most widely used agile methodology in the Pakistani software companies.For this purpose, an online survey was conducted to get insights from the practitioners of the leading software companies in Pakistan. Our survey reveals that there is a lack of empirical evidence to determine the most widely used agile methodology and to relate a particular set of agile methodologies to effective and progressive management of quality factor with the other five project management factors, which are schedule, scope, risk, budget and resources in Pakistani software companies.Correlation technique was used to analyze the research results. The correlation results suggest that the quality factor is positively correlated to the five project management factors. The budget factor has statistically significant correlation with quality factor. While all other factors found statistically insignificant. The results further suggest the most widely used agile methodologies are Extreme Programming followed by Scrum, Agile modeling and Kanban in Pakistani software companies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN: 9789670910871 Organized by: School of Computing, College of Arts and Sciences, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Project Management factors, Agile methodologies, software development, pakistani software companies.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: School of Computing
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2018 00:20
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2018 00:20

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