Visible to the public State-of-the-Art: A Systematic Literature Review on Agile Information Systems Development

TitleState-of-the-Art: A Systematic Literature Review on Agile Information Systems Development
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsHummel, M.
Conference NameSystem Sciences (HICSS), 2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on
Date PublishedJan
KeywordsAbstracts, agile information systems development, agile ISD, Data collection, data collection techniques, extreme programming, Interviews, Programming, Scrum, software engineering discipline, software prototyping, Systematics, Testing

Principles of agile information systems development (ISD) have attracted the interest of practice as well as research. The goal of this literature review is to validate, update and extend previous reviews in terms of the general state of research on agile ISD. Besides including categories such as the employed research methods and data collection techniques, the importance of theory is highlighted by evaluating the theoretical foundations and contributions of former studies. Since agile ISD is rooted in the IS as well as software engineering discipline, important outlets of both disciplines are included in the search process, resulting in 482 investigated papers. The findings show that quantitative studies and the theoretical underpinnings of agile ISD are lacking. Extreme Programming is still the most researched agile ISD method, and more efforts on Scrum are needed. In consequence, multiple research gaps that need further research attention are identified.

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