The purpose of this research was to develop understanding about how vendor firms make choice about agile methodologies in software projects and their fit. Two analytical frameworks were developed from extant literature and the findings were compared with real world decisions. Framework 1 showed that the choice of XP for one project was not supported by the guidelines given by the framework. The choices of SCRUM for other two projects, were partially supported. Analysis using the framework 2 showed that except one XP project, all others had sufficient project management support, limited scope for adaptability and had prominence for rules.
Rajagopalan, Sriram and Mathew, Saji K.
"Choice of Agile Methodologies in Software Development: A Vendor Perspective,"
Journal of International Technology and Information Management: Vol. 25
, Article 3.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/jitim/vol25/iss1/3