The Relationship Between Objectives and Stages of Agile Implementation in Organizations

Plotnikov A., Demiryürek K., Amiri H.

International Scientific Conference on Digital Transformation in Industry: Trends, Management, Strategies, DTI 2022, Jekaterinburg, Russia, 28 October 2022, vol.61 LNISO, pp.319-329 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 61 LNISO
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-031-30351-7_24
  • City: Jekaterinburg
  • Country: Russia
  • Page Numbers: pp.319-329
  • Keywords: Agile, Digital transformation, Product management, Project management
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


The paper analyzes application of Agile in software development, revealing that Agile initially referred to software development, then in the context of agile began to be applied to the management of any processes in different fields and areas of knowledge. In this way, there was a shift. Therefore, “agile development methodology” and “agile management” may have different meanings. The survey results serve as the material for the study. These materials are interesting as they have the relevance of respondents to Agile. In addition, respondents answered the questions without additional incentives and could interrupt the survey at any time. 1,501 people have participated in the present survey. Purpose of the study: an exploration of the relationship between objectives and stages of agile implementation in organizations based on the opinions of developers. Within the present study, Pearson's rank correlation coefficient was used to calculate the interdependence between the variable “How many years has your company been applying Agile practices?” and the variable “Number of goals.” To figure out the interdependence between respondents' answers to the question “what stage of Agile implementation is your company at?” and the variable “Number of goals” that the respondent associates with Agile, the Spearman rank correlation coefficient was used. The results showed that the number of Agile implementation goals depends on the level of Agile competencies in the organization: then higher the level of Agile competencies in the organization, then more goals the organization has. The results of the study enrich the knowledge of goal-setting in Agile. In addition, it can stimulate to consider the problem from a new point of view - the study of the evolution of goals from implementing Agile.