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dc.contributor.authorSidky, Ahmed Samyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:12:34Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:12:34Z
dc.date.issued2007-05-24en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05252007-110748en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/27889
dc.description.abstractMany organizations aspire to adopt agile processes to take advantage of the numerous benefits that it offers to an organization. Those benefits include, but are not limited to, quicker return on investment, better software quality, and higher customer satisfaction. To date however, there is no structured process (at least that is published in the public domain) that guides organizations in adopting agile practices. To address this situation, we present the Agile Adoption Framework and the innovative approach we have used to implement it. The framework consists of two components: an agile measurement index, and a 4-Stage process, that together guide and assist the agile adoption efforts of organizations. More specifically, the Sidky Agile Measurement Index (SAMI) encompasses five agile levels that are used to identify the agile potential of projects and organizations. The 4-Stage process, on the other hand, helps determine (a) whether or not organizations are ready for agile adoption, and (b) guided by their potential, what set of agile practices can and should be introduced. To help substantiate the â goodnessâ of the Agile Adoption Framework, we presented it to various members of the agile community, and elicited responses through questionnaires. The results of that substantiation effort are encouraging, and also suggest further avenues for improvement.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartasidky_Dissertation.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectAgile Levelen_US
dc.subjectOrganizational Changeen_US
dc.subjectAgile Adoptionen_US
dc.subjectAgile Developmenten_US
dc.subjectAgile Potentialen_US
dc.subjectAgile Practicesen_US
dc.subjectAgile Readinessen_US
dc.subjectSoftware Engineeringen_US
dc.titleA Structured Approach to Adopting Agile Practices: The Agile Adoption Frameworken_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.departmentComputer Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.namePhDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairArthur, James D.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBohner, Shawn A.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBalci, Osmanen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWallace, Linda G.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberPérez-Quiñones, Manuel A.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05252007-110748/en_US
dc.date.sdate2007-05-25en_US
dc.date.rdate2007-06-14
dc.date.adate2007-06-14en_US


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