Exploring the Relationship Between Organizational Adoption Motives and the Tailoring of Agile Methods
Advocates of agile information systems development methods originally called for implementation of the method in full – either perform all of the method’s practices, or don’t call it “agile”. Over time this quest for orthodoxy was replaced by the pragmatic tailoring of agile methods to the organization’s environment. However, little empirical research has investigated the forces that impact the manner in which agile methods are tailored. This article describes an exploratory study that investigates the relationships between the motives for adopting agile methods, and the agile practices adopted.
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