Towards the end of the year I’d like to make a small reflection on Agile software development. It’s been discussed for a number of years now, yet the evidence of bringing measurable results is rather scarce. Here is one article from Åby Academy in Finland which studies a transformation of a large company to Agile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marta_Olszewska_Plaska/publication/280711876_Did_it_actually_go_this_well_a_Large-Scale_Case_Study_on_an_Agile_Transformation/links/55c1d7ea08aeb28645819d3f.pdf
Studied case: Ericsson
Size: ca. 350 people
Product: roughly 10 years old
Languages: RoseRT, C++, Java
Summary of results: Agile software development provided more features (5x) and faster (60%).
What I like about the paper is that it provides the measurement before the transformation, DURING the transformation and after. Very interesting reading!