Understanding agile development

Agile software development has been one of the major trends in software development since 2001. Practices like ScrumExtreme programming and Lean software development have become the standard way in many countries. A central question is why these methods work well? Researchers have focused on theories that can explain why the practices work in a journal special issue, focusing on areas such as coordination of agile development teams, decision making in agile development and a review of experience reports on «lean and agile» development. The special issue is co-edited by senior researchers in SINTEF, and published in the top-level «Journal of Systems and Software»: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01641212/85/6