Journey Towards Agility: Three Decades of Research on Agile Information Systems Development
Phil Diegmann
Tim Dreesen
Björn Binzer
Christoph Rosenkranz
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Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS), 2018

After more than 15 years since the Agile Manifesto and extensive research on agile information systems development for nearly three decades, a comprehensive body of knowledge is available and is constantly growing. Agile information systems development is considered an effective way for managing information systems development projects in environments characterized by rapidly changing requirements. This study aims to shed light on the existing knowledge on agile information systems development by applying a structured literature review and computer aided analysis consisting of distinct text mining techniques. We analyzed a sample of 775 papers and provide results from articles among the Senior Scholars’ Basket, selected information systems conferences, and selected journals from management and computer science. Based on our approach, we are able to (1) evaluate key articles and journals, (2) analyze the development of agile information systems development research in the last three decades and, most importantly, (3) identify research foci of the past as well as gaps in our knowledge on agile information systems development for further research.