This study investigates whether the Agile Values introduced in the Agile Manifesto (2001) have endured today two decades later and whether they are still relevant to software developers. Further, are they positively correlated with work and affective outcomes of software development projects? We find out by conducting a survey with team members of 58 software development project in one of the largest global IT firms. To our surprise we find all the four Agile values have endured. The agile values still resonated with software developers. Additionally, overall, the values were positively correlated with team motivation, project effectiveness and project innovation. However, they were negative correlated with project efficiency and had no correlation with work exhaustion of team members. As expected, projects using Agile and plan-driven methodologies showed differential findings.
Kakar, Ashish; Choudhury, Bismita; Kakar, Akshay; and Kakar, Adarsh Kumar, "Have the Agile Values endured? An empirical investigation on the 20th anniversary of the Agile Manifesto (2001)" (2022). SAIS 2022 Proceedings. 8.