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Favorability conditions in the adoption of agile method practices for software development in a public banking

Luís Kalb Roses, Arno Windmöller, Eliana Almeida do Carmo

Abstract


The main purpose of this paper is to propose and test a model to assess the degree of conditions favorability in the adoption of agile methods to develop software where traditional methods predominate. In order to achieve this aim, a survey was applied on software developers of a Brazilian public retail bank. Two different statistical techniques were used in order to assess the quantitative data from the closed questions in the survey. The first, exploratory factorial analysis validated the structure of perspectives related to the agile model of the proposed assessment. The second, frequency distribution analysis to categorize the answers. Qualitative data from the survey opened question were analyzed with the technique of qualitative thematic content analysis. As a result, the paper proposes a model to assess the degree of favorability conditions in the adoption of Agile practices within the context of the proposed study.

Keywords


Software; development methodology; Traditional method; Agile method; Agile practices; Software engineering.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4301/S1807-17752016000300005

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