A conceptual framework for scaled agile success

Lucas Khoza, Carl Marnewick

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This article presents a conceptual framework to determine the success of organisations scaled agile endeavours. Different processes and perceived indicators from the three main levels of agile scaling frameworks were studied. The processes were examined to determine whether they contribute in achieving the perceived success indicators. A quantitative research method was employed for data collection and analysis. Pearson’s correlations and multiple linear regressions were used to test and construct the final conceptual framework. Key findings revealed that there are processes currently implemented that do not contribute to the achievement of the perceived indicators. Strategy and investment funding is the driving process at the portfolio level, continuous exploration drives the program level while building, testing and deploying of a software product drive the team level. This research contributes to the body of knowledge with regards to scaled agile, specifically on how to measure scaled agile success.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-128
Number of pages30
JournalInternational Journal of Project Organisation and Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • MLR
  • SPS
  • agile methods
  • multiple linear regression
  • perceived indicators
  • processes
  • scaled agile
  • software project success

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management


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