Measuring Software Development Project Performance: A Case Study on Agıle KPI's for Software Start-Ups

Yıldırım N., Ersöz S., Altun B.

in: Agile Approaches for Successfully Managing and Executing Projects in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Hür Bersam Bolat,Gül Tekin Temur, Editor, IGI Global, Pennsylvania, pp.315-345, 2019

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • City: Pennsylvania
  • Page Numbers: pp.315-345
  • Editors: Hür Bersam Bolat,Gül Tekin Temur, Editor
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Adopting agile methodologies to software development processes helps software companies to sustain their growth through efficiency for long term. In the digital transformation era, Industry 4.0 as part of High-Tech Strategy 2020 for Germany involves agile principles and brings the latest technological trends in production process. The purpose of this chapter is to design a proper agile project management performance measurement model for start-up software companies. First, all key performance indicators related to agile development in the literature have been listed. Then KPIs that are provided from literature review with content analysis have been reviewed and categorized by expert opinions that were collected through in-depth interviews. Seven strategic KPIs and their data collection systems are defined and designed. Lastly, process and data collection improvements are recommended in order to sustain agile development measurement model.