Organizational Factors Impacting Agile Software Development - A Systematic Literature Review


  • Naveed Shehzad Department of Software Engineering, Foundation University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Maryam Kausar Department of Software Engineering, Foundation University, Islamabad, Pakistan


software development, agile development, organizational factors, success factors, failure factors, systematic review


Since its inception, agile has received enormous response from practitioners and researchers alike. With the passage of time, many new tools, techniques and methodologies have evolved, and the field is expanding. A lot of work in the form of surveys and studies have been conducted to find out critical success factors (CSF), that either contribute to success or failure of agile projects. In this study we are aiming at finding and synthesizing the Organizational Factors which impacts the success or failure of software development projects which follow agile methodology. We have chosen 19 relevant studies to perform a Systematic Literature Review (SLR). The selected studies and method follows more a qualitative approach, then a quantitative approach. The data and results were extracted from these studies and were then analyzed. We have selected and explained twelve organizational factors which impacts the outcome of an agile based development methodology. The factors identified will help academic researchers as well as practitioners to devise ways and means to affect agile projects in a positive way, from the point of view of organizational factors.


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How to Cite

Shehzad, N., & Maryam Kausar. (2021). Organizational Factors Impacting Agile Software Development - A Systematic Literature Review. American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences, 84(1), 69–91. Retrieved from