This research seeks to identify or create best documentation and maintenance practices for agile software development. Many organizations are attempting to use agile but problems persist with documentations and maintenance. This is a critical research issue since organizations spend, on average, 70 - 80% of the money in the software development life-cycle on maintenance (Jones 2000, Jones and Bonsignour 2011). This research is multi-method using qualitative interviews combined with qualitative surveys (Lee, 1991) to try and determine the documentation and maintainability of agile projects. The theoretical basis of this research is traditional software engineering, knowledge and expertise, and symbolism and semantics and it is being performed by a consortium of universities in the United State, Germany, and Brazil.
Nelson, Kay M.; Nelson, H. James; and Wierwille, Benjamin J. R., "Agile Software Development Documentation and Maintainability" (2012). MWAIS 2012 Proceedings. 24.