A Reference Model for Software Agility Assessment: AgilityMod

Ozcan-Top Ö., Demirors O.

15th International Conference on Software Process Improvement and Capability dEtermination (SPICE), Gothenburg, Sweden, 16 - 17 June 2015, vol.526, pp.145-158 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 526
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-19860-6_12
  • City: Gothenburg
  • Country: Sweden
  • Page Numbers: pp.145-158
  • Keywords: Agility assessment, Agile software development, Agile, ISO/IEC 15504, AgilityMod
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, we present AgilityMod that we developed with the purpose of identifying agility levels of software development projects, indicating agility gaps and providing roadmaps to organizations in adopting agile principles/practices. AgilityMod shares the meta-model structure of ISO/IEC 15504, software process assessment model, however, it differentiates from ISO/IEC 15504 in terms of its process architecture, process descriptions and description of other model elements. In this paper, we focus on the structure of the Model and describe the development stages of the Model. In addition, we briefly present a multiple case study that included eight cases, which was conducted to identify applicability and suitability of the Model.