Perceptive agile measurement: New instruments for quantitative studies in the pursuit of the social-psychological effect of agile practices

Chaehan So, Wolfgang Scholl

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Abstract

Rising interest on social-psychological effects of agile practices necessitate the development of appropriate measurement instruments for future quantitative studies. This study has constructed such instruments for eight agile practices, namely iteration planning, iterative development, continuous integration and testing, stand-up meetings, customer access, customer acceptance tests, retrospectives and co-location. The methodological approach followed the scale construction process elaborated in psychological research. We applied both qualitative methods for item generation, and quantitative methods for the analysis of reliability and factor structure (principal factor analysis) to evaluate critical psychometric dimensions. Results in both qualitative and quantitative analyses indicated high psychometric quality of all newly constructed scales. The resulting measurement instruments are available in questionnaire form and ready to be used in future scientific research for quantitative analyses of social-psychological effects of agile practices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAgile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming - 10th International Conference, XP 2009, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages83-93
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783642018527
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1
Event10th International Conference on Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming, XP 2009 - Pula, Sardinia, Italy
Duration: 2009 May 252009 May 29

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Business Information Processing
PublisherSpringer
Volume31 LNBIP
ISSN (Print)1865-1348

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming, XP 2009
CountryItaly
CityPula, Sardinia
Period09/5/2509/5/29

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Business and International Management
  • Information Systems
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Information Systems and Management

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    So, C., & Scholl, W. (2009). Perceptive agile measurement: New instruments for quantitative studies in the pursuit of the social-psychological effect of agile practices. In Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming - 10th International Conference, XP 2009, Proceedings (pp. 83-93). (Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing; Vol. 31 LNBIP). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-01853-4_11