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Approach of Agile Methodologies in the Development of Web-Based Software

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Civil Engineering Faculty, Technical University of Machala, Machala 070222, Ecuador
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Computer Science Faculty, University of A Coruna, 15071 A Coruña, Spain
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Information 2019, 10(10), 314; https://doi.org/10.3390/info10100314
Received: 13 September 2019 / Revised: 10 October 2019 / Accepted: 10 October 2019 / Published: 13 October 2019
The current inclusion of agile methodologies in web-oriented projects has been considered on a large-scale by software developers. However, the benefits and limitations go beyond the comforts that project managers delimit when choosing them. Selecting a methodology involves more than only the associated processes or some documentation. Based on the above, we could define as the main concerns the approach with which we identify the methodology, the needs of the company, the size, and qualities of the project, and especially the characteristics of agile development that they possess. However, there are several difficulties in selecting the most appropriate methodology due to the features in common; Will it be suitable for my project? What challenges will be presented in the process? Will my team understand each stage? Will I be able to deliver software that satisfies the client? Project managers create these questions, which seem manageable but have huge effects. This paper presents a systematic literature review based on the analysis of the approaches of six web development methodologies. The aim of the study is to analyze the approaches presented by relevant methodologies, identifying their common agile characteristics and managing to contrast both its benefits and limitations during a project. As a result, we could itemize five common features, which are presented within the processes; (1) flexibility, (2) constant communication of the workgroup, (3) use of UML, (4) the inclusion of the end-user and (5) some documentation. View Full-Text
Keywords: web-oriented software; agile approach; hypermedia approach; web development methodologies web-oriented software; agile approach; hypermedia approach; web development methodologies
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Molina Ríos, J.; Pedreira-Souto, N. Approach of Agile Methodologies in the Development of Web-Based Software. Information 2019, 10, 314.

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