A preliminary roadmap for empirical research on agile software development

Torgeir Dingsøyr, Tore Dybå, Pekka Abrahamsson

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Some claim that especially in the field of agile software development the research lags years behind of the practice. In this paper, we characterize the status and main challenges for research on agile software development, and propose a preliminary roadmap, focusing on providing more empirical research, primarily on experienced agile teams and organizations, connecting better to existing streams of research in more established fields, giving more attention to management-oriented approaches, and finally give more emphasis to the core ideas in agile software development in order to increase our understanding. We hope that this preliminary roadmap serves as a starting point for creating a common research agenda and enables the generation of fruitful discussions and research results from the field.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgile 2008 Conference
PublisherIEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-3321-6
Publication statusPublished - 2008
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventAgile 2008 Conference - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 4 Aug 20088 Aug 2008


ConferenceAgile 2008 Conference


  • roadmap
  • foresight
  • agile methods
  • agile software development


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