Agile methodology perceived success and its use: The moderating effect of perceived compatibility

Tawanda Blessing Chiyangwa, Prof Ernest Mnkandla

Abstract


This article investigated the moderating effect of the perceived compatibility of agile methodologies in determining the actual success of a methodology. The researchers conceptualised the agile methodology perceived success by using cost, scope, time and quality to complete the project. The researchers further hypothesised that perceived compatibility has moderating effects towards agile methodology perceived success and its use. The theoretical framework was evaluated by means of data collected from IT professionals (n = 230). The objective of the study was to determine how agile methodology use and perceived compatibility influence agile methodology perceived success in South Africa. A survey was conducted among IT professionals and the results analysed using statistical methods. The results showed perceived compatibility to have a moderating effect towards agile methodology use, time and cost. Nevertheless, there was a lack of moderating effect of perceived compatibility with regard to agile methodology use and perceived quality, and agile methodology use and perceived scope. The results of this study formulate a comprehensive model that could provide a set of guidelines for agile methodology use to the agile methodology communities and other IT professionals in South Africa.

Keywords


Agile methodology; perceived compatibility; software projects; theory of reasoned action; unified theory of acceptance and use of technology

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18489/sacj.v30i2.554

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