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Agile Methods for Complexity Management: A Literature Overview

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Today, companies are confronted with a dynamic, volatile, uncertain and complex environment. To cope with this situation, companies have to be agile. Agility is a key factor for a company’s success when a product’s and process’s complexity increases. Agile describes a set of values and principles, which is realized by the application of different practices, methods and tools. During the last years, the application of agile methods has increased continuously. The purpose of this research is to provide a systematic, explicit and reproducible literature overview regarding agile methods for complexity management. Different definitions for agile methods are described and a new overall definition for agile methods is presented. Furthermore, the existing agile methods are identified and analyzed according to their content and applicability for complexity management. The literature overview was done by systematically collecting and analyzing existing literature. The gap in the literature is pointed out. A general overview of agile methods for complexity management does not exist yet.

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