The business value of agile software development : Results from a systematic literature review

Faculty/Professorship: Industrial Information Systems  
Author(s): Meckenstock, Jan-Niklas  ; Hirschlein, Nico  ; Schlauderer, Sebastian ; Overhage, Sven
Title of the compilation: ECIS 2022 Proceedings
Corporate Body: Association for Information Systems (AIS)
Conference: 30. European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS), Timișoara, Romania
Publisher Information: AISeL
Year of publication: 2022
Pages: 1-18
Series ; Volume: ECIS 2022 Research Papers ; 24
Language(s): English
A key promise of agile software development (ASD) is to deliver business value. While research and practice indeed report multiple benefits resulting from the adoption of ASD methodologies, the bandwidth of the achievable business values is not well understood yet. To clarify the concept of ASD business value and provide a systematic perspective on its multidimensional nature, we present the results of a literature review, in which we investigated the attainable benefits when adopting ASD methodologies. The contribution of the paper is twofold. First, we provide a systematic overview of 43 distinct ASD business values, which includes prominent values such as increased productivity and less regarded values, for example improved business IT alignment. Using a conceptual lens based on Chow and Cao (2008), we furthermore relate the identified business values to the factors determining the success of ASD projects, thus proposing a novel model to explain ASD success.
GND Keywords: Wertschöpfung; Agile Softwareentwicklung; Literaturrecherche
Keywords: Business Value of Agile Software Development, Agile Methodologies, Literature Review
DDC Classification: 004 Computer science  
330 Economics  
RVK Classification: ST 515   
Peer Reviewed: Ja
International Distribution: Ja
Type: Conferenceobject
Release Date: 14. July 2022