Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE credits
This thesis is focused on software development using so called Agile methods. The scope of research
is startup companies creating consumer apps. The thesis work was performed at a Swedish app
startup; Storypic/Accelit AB.
An overview of current research on Agile methods is given.
A qualitative case study was undertaken in four parts;
1. Observing the team
2. Testing business hypotheses
3. Interviews with the team and
4. User feedback.
Analyzing the findings some conclusions are drawn:
An agile software development method is superior to a procedural one, in the context of a startup
with limited time and resources.
Agile methods respond well to change.
A pragmatic, “cherry picking” approach can be a successful strategy for a startup.
Finally, recommendations are given for further development.
2014. , 63 p.