Maturing in Agile: What Is It About?

  • Rafaela Mantovani Fontana
  • Sheila Reinehr
  • Andreia Malucelli
Part of the Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing book series (LNBIP, volume 179)


Maturity in agile software development is a subject still in definition. Although a number of models have been proposed, they usually adapt agile practices to CMMI-DEV requirements or differ among authors. The objective of this study was to identify how agile practitioners define a road map to maturity. We conducted a survey with Brazilian agilists and analyzed data using statistical Chi-square method. Our findings suggest that practitioners’ opinion is that a prescribed model to agile maturity would not be useful – we propose, then, an initial guide for maturity. This guide defines some essential practices, but space should be left for teams to do the job as they please.


maturity agile software development software process improvement 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rafaela Mantovani Fontana
    • 1
    • 2
  • Sheila Reinehr
    • 1
  • Andreia Malucelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUCPR)CuritibaBrazil
  2. 2.Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR)CuritibaBrazil

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