Agile software development practices in Egypt SMEs : a grounded theory investigation

Mohallel, A and Bass, J ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0570-7086 2019, Agile software development practices in Egypt SMEs : a grounded theory investigation , in: The 15th International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, 1-3 May 2019, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

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Abstract

Agile information system development methods have been adopted by most software development organizations due to their proven benefits in terms of flexibility, reliability, and responsiveness. However, companies face significant challenges in adopting these approaches. Specifically, this research investigates challenges faced by software development companies in Egypt while transitioning to Agile. As little previous research is available targeting their concerns, we have conducted a grounded theory investigation. Key problem areas were found including lack of cadence in sprints planning, inadequate use of effort estimation and product quality issues.

The developed grounded theory reflects on the key problem areas found with SMEs adopting agile practices and can be used by software development practitioners adopting agile methods in Egypt or similar developing countries as an outline for the common problem areas they are expected to find.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Information and Communication Technologies for Development. Strengthening Southern-Driven Cooperation as a Catalyst for ICT4D 15th IFIP WG 9.4 International Conference on Social Implications of Computers in Developing Countries, ICT4D 2019
Publisher: Springer
Series Name: IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
ISBN: 9783030183998; 9783030184001
ISSN: 1868-4238
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Depositing User: Dr Julian M. Bass
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2019 13:31
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2020 02:30
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/50932

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