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Success Factors That Influence Agile Software Development Project Success

Dan, Ph.D Schilling Nguyen


Information technology (IT) project success depends on having a
project manager with effective decision-making, leadership, and project
management skills. Project success also depends on completing the
project in a given budget, time, and scope. However, there is a limited
understanding of the lived experiences of agile managers and the
following success factors: people, process, technical, and technologies
and development tools. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to
understand these lived experiences of 10 agile software development
team project managers or leaders at global workplaces based in the
United States. The research questions were focused on the effect of
these success factors on agile software development project success. In
accordance with nonrandom purposeful sampling strategies, a snowball
technique was used to find more participants. An open-ended, e-mail
questionnaire was created and sent to participants to collect data. The
data were coded to discern themes or patterns. According to study
results, agile software development team needs strong customer
involvement; good agile project management processes; product owner
helps maximize business value delivered by team and priority and engage
stakeholders; good agile engineering techniques or practices; and good
technologies and development tools. This study has implications for
positive social change because organizations that understand the
critical factors may be able to improve project management strategies
and cost benefits leading to higher efficiency, profitability, and
productivity thus benefiting management, employees, and customers. 


Agile Software Development Teams; Success Factors.

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