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Empirical Research on Critical Success Factors of Agile Software Process Improvement

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In this paper, we discuss agile software process improvement in P company with their description of process management in current level and analysis of problems, design the P Company success factors model in organizational culture, systems, products, customers, markets, leadership, technology and other key dimensions, which is verified through questionnaire in P company. In the end, we apply knowledge creation theory to analyze the open source software community with successful application of the typical agile software method, propose ten principles of knowledge creation in open source software community: Self-organizing, Code sharing, Adaptation, Usability, Sustention, Talent, Interaction, Collaboration, Happiness, and Democracy.

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J. Wan and R. Wang, "Empirical Research on Critical Success Factors of Agile Software Process Improvement," Journal of Software Engineering and Applications, Vol. 3 No. 12, 2010, pp. 1131-1140. doi: 10.4236/jsea.2010.312132.

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