Investigating the Adoption of Agile Practices in Mobile Application Development

Alan Santos, Josiane Kroll, Afonso Sales, Paulo Fernandes, Daniel Wildt


The mobile application development market has been dramatically growing in the last few years as the complexity of its applications and speed of software development process. These changes in the mobile development market require a rethinking on the way the software development should be performed by teams. In order to better understand how agile practices support mobile application development, we applied a questionnaire to 20 undergraduate students. These students have been training in an iOS development course combined with agile practices. Our study aims to identify challenges and to report the students experience on the adoption of agile practices to develop mobile applications. Our findings reveal that agile practices help mobile software development mainly in terms of project management and control and development speed. However, aspects of user interface and user experience, different development platforms, and users expectations still point challenges in developing mobile applications.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Santos A., Kroll J., Sales A., Fernandes P. and Wildt D. (2016). Investigating the Adoption of Agile Practices in Mobile Application Development . In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-758-187-8, pages 490-497. DOI: 10.5220/0005835404900497

in Bibtex Style

author={Alan Santos and Josiane Kroll and Afonso Sales and Paulo Fernandes and Daniel Wildt},
title={Investigating the Adoption of Agile Practices in Mobile Application Development},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - Investigating the Adoption of Agile Practices in Mobile Application Development
SN - 978-989-758-187-8
AU - Santos A.
AU - Kroll J.
AU - Sales A.
AU - Fernandes P.
AU - Wildt D.
PY - 2016
SP - 490
EP - 497
DO - 10.5220/0005835404900497