Motivating Factors in Agile and Traditional Software Development Methods: A Comparative Study

  • Regina AlbuquerqueEmail author
  • Rosilene Fernandes
  • Rafaela Mantovani Fontana
  • Sheila Reinehr
  • Andreia Malucelli
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 680)


We here present an investigation into how different software processes may influence software engineers’ motivation. For that, we conducted a qualitative cases study comparing motivating factors for individuals who work with a prescriptive (traditional) process with the factors for individuals who work with an adaptive (agile) process. The analysis was based on Alderfer’s ERG Theory. Our results show that there are differences in motivating factors, contributing to evidence that work processes do influence the motivation of software engineering practitioners.


Software process Motivation Agile software development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Regina Albuquerque
    • 1
    Email author
  • Rosilene Fernandes
    • 1
  • Rafaela Mantovani Fontana
    • 2
  • Sheila Reinehr
    • 1
  • Andreia Malucelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, PUCPRCuritibaBrazil
  2. 2.Federal University of Paraná, UFPRCuritibaBrazil

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