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Table 7 Chi-square association between Agile adoption and company experience and size

From: The evolution of agile software development in Brazil

Factors Company size Company experience \(df^{\mathrm{a}}\)
\(\chi ^2\) \(\chi ^2\)
Agile project speed 16.35 118.16*** 15
Worry—lack of upfront planning 7.73 7.01 5
Worry—loss of management control 2.03 4.95 5
Worry—lack of documentation 7.53 9.58 5
Worry—lack of predictability 5.66 3.43 5
Worry—lack of engineering discipline 8.28 3.50 5
Worry—inability to scale 11.64* 3.64 5
Worry—team opposed to chance 7.61 7.39 5
Worry—lack of team training 2.26 7.31 5
Worry—regulatory compliance 32.86*** 16.87** 5
Worry—reduced software quality 2.74 7.49 5
No worries 2.69 15.08** 5
Barrier—change organizational culture 4.06 17.35** 5
Barrier—resistance to change 3.45 15.56** 5
Barrier—availability of necessary skills 2.71 12.03* 5
Barrier—management skills 9.08 22.93*** 5
Barrier—project complexity or size 11.62* 9.30 5
Barrier—customer collaboration 0.80 4.57 5
Barrier—ability to scale 3.59 10.87 5
Barrier—time to transition 4.43 9.99 5
Barrier—budget constraints 9.72 7.13 5
Causes of failed agile projects 39.68 50.94 5
  1. \(N = 471\)
  2. Significance levels:*** p \(<\) 0.001, ** p \(<\) 0.01, * p \(<\) 0.05
  3. \({}^\mathrm{a}\) Degrees of freedom were the same between each factor and the company size and experience, thus, they are reported in the same column