Measuring Software Development Project Performance: A Case Study on Agile KPI’s for Software Start-Ups

Nihan Yildirim, Semih Ersöz, Bilal Altun

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Adopting agile methodologies to software development processes helps software companies to sustain their growth through efficiency for long term. In the digital transformation era, Industry 4.0 as part of High-Tech Strategy 2020 for Germany involves agile principles and brings the latest technological trends in production process. The purpose of this chapter is to design a proper agile project management performance measurement model for start-up software companies. First, all key performance indicators related to agile development in the literature have been listed. Then KPIs that are provided from literature review with content analysis have been reviewed and categorized by expert opinions that were collected through in-depth interviews. Seven strategic KPIs and their data collection systems are defined and designed. Lastly, process and data collection improvements are recommended in order to sustain agile development measurement model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationResearch Anthology on Agile Software, Software Development, and Testing
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9781668437032
ISBN (Print)9781668437025
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021

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