Identification and Classification of Risk Factors in Distributed Agile Software Development


  • Esha Khanna Computer Engineering, J. C. Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad, Haryana, India
  • Rashmi Popli Computer Engineering, J. C. Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad, Haryana, India
  • Naresh Chauhan Computer Engineering, J. C. Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad, Haryana, India



Risk Management, Distributed agile software development, Agile software developments, Distributed software development


Distributed Agile Software Development (DASD) is an amalgamation of Agile Software Development (ASD) with Distributed Software Development (DSD). Although DASD integrates the speed benefits of ASD with the cost benefits of DSD, however, it brings along various risk factors that arise due to the fact that both ASD and DSD works on a different set of principles. These associated risks must be addressed and managed well in time for the successful completion of the project. This paper reviews the current literature and presents the current challenges of Risk Management in the DASD environment. This paper also determines 71 risk factors associated with DASD and analyses them based on their causes and sources. Further, these risk factors are segregated into 11 different categories. Timely management of these risks may reduce the uncertainty of project failure in the DASD environment.


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Author Biographies

Esha Khanna, Computer Engineering, J. C. Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad, Haryana, India

Esha Khanna is currently pursuing Ph. D. in Computer Engineering from J. C. Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad. She is Master of Technology in Computer Engineering and Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering. She has teaching experience of 7 years. Her main research area focuses on Machine Learning, Software Testing, Software Engineering and Data mining.

Rashmi Popli, Computer Engineering, J. C. Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad, Haryana, India

Rashmi Popli is Deputy Dean, Consultancy in J.C. Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA Faridabad. She has 15 years of rich experience in Teaching and 4 research scholars are pursuing PhD under her guidance and supervision. Her areas of specialization include Software Engineering, Testing, Network Security and automation of software. She has published more than 50 research papers in various International Journals and conferences. She is a life time member of ISTE and CSI. She is also holding the position of Director, Industrial Relations Cell since 2017 working towards opening the various avenues where University can collaborate with Industry.

Naresh Chauhan, Computer Engineering, J. C. Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad, Haryana, India

Naresh Chauhan received his Ph.D. (Computer Engg.) from MD University, Rohtak (Haryana) in 2008, M.Tech. (Information Technology) from GGS IndraPrastha University, Delhi in 2004 and B.Tech. (Computer Engg.) from NIT Kurukshetra, in the year 1992. He has about 28 years of experience in teaching and Industries. He served Bharat Electronics Ltd. and Motorola India Ltd. Presently, he is working as Professor in Deptt. of Computer Engg. at JC Bose University of Science & Technology, Faridabad (India). His research interest includes Internet technologies, Software Engineering, Software Testing and Real time systems. He has published two books on Software Testing and Operating Systems published from Oxford University Press, India.


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How to Cite

Khanna, E. ., Popli, R. ., & Chauhan, N. . (2022). Identification and Classification of Risk Factors in Distributed Agile Software Development. Journal of Web Engineering, 21(06), 1831–1852.