An examination of critical success factors of an agile project

by Brown, Gregory A., Ph.D., CAPELLA UNIVERSITY, 2015, 148 pages; 3684950


The current study was conducted in order to test the significance of 12 critical success factors of an Agile project. The current study replicated a previous study by Chow and Cao (2008) which the authors identified the 12 factors (IV). Chow and Cao (2008) also identified one of the limitations of their study as not having a large enough population sample from project management professionals living in the United States. Therefore, data was collected from a sample population located in the United States only to address that limitation. This study used multiple regression models (standard and stepwise) to determine whether or not those 12 factors are significant contributors to the success of Agile projects. Based on the results of the current study only six out of the 12 factors were deemed to be significant. This study contributes to the community of project management literature by providing insight into factors that are significant contributors to the success of an Agile Project. It is important that each organization take into consideration its uniqueness, organizational structure and ability to sustain Agile software development when implementing Agile methods.

AdviserJiang Mei
Source TypeDissertation
Publication Number3684950

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