Motivators and Demotivators of Agile Software Development: Elicitation and Analysis

Shahbaz Ahmed Khan Ghayyur, Salman Ahmed, Adnan Naseem, Abdul Razzaq

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Abstract

Motivators and demotivators are key factors in
software productivity. Both are also critical to the success of
Agile software development. Literature reports very diverse and
multidimensional critical factors affecting the quality of Agile
software development, thus, there is a need to extract and map
required factors systematically for wider implications. The
classification of anticipated factors and sub-factors is also desired
to simplify their identification and definition. The reported
research focuses on the systematic mapping of motivators and
demotivators in Agile software development. A systematic
mapping literature study has been performed to shed light on
scattered critical factors for software engineers, affecting
productivity and understanding of Agile viewpoints.
Additionally, this study categorizes the extracted motivators as
organization, people and technical. Whereas, the sub-factors’
categorization has been concentrated, which contributes to the
motivators at grass root level. This research alleviates the
problems of identification, definition and classification of the
critical factors in agile software development for both
practitioners and researchers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)304-314
Number of pages11
JournalINTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ADVANCED COMPUTER SCIENCE AND APPLICATIONS
Volume8
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

Keywords

  • Agile methodology
  • systematic mapping
  • motivators
  • demotivators
  • Agile teams
  • Agile software development

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