Case studies that show the effectiveness (or not) of Agile Software Development. Please provide a brief summary of each entry.

As a whole

Embedded Agile Project by the Numbers With Newbies (2006) by Nancy Van Schooenderwoert http://www.leanagilepartners.com/library/Vanschooenderwoert-EmbeddedNumbers.pdf

The Agile Impact Report: Proven Performance Metrics from the Agile Enterprise (2008) by QSM Associates (QSMA) http://www.rallydev.com/downloads/document/103-the-agile-impact-report-proven-performance-metrics-from-the-agile-enterprise.html

XP Productivity Numbers (2004) by Jeff Grigg.

The Total Economic Impactâ„¢ of Using ThoughtWorks' Agile Development Approach (2004) by Forrester Research, Inc. http://www.thoughtworks.com/pdfs/forrester_tei.pdf or http://www.thoughtworks.com/sites/www.thoughtworks.com/files/files/TEI-media.pdf

Alistair Cockburn's Doctoral Thesis (2003) http://alistair.cockburn.us/index.php/People_and_methodologies_in_software_development

How Agile Projects Measure Up, and what it means to you (2008) by Michael Mah (Cutter Consortium)

http://www.cutter.com/promotions/apmr0809/apmr0809.pdf

Studies of various agile projects. Two of them are highlighted (1 using XP, 1 Scrum) and analyzed in depth. It shows that agile helps in general. However, to really make an impact you need to do it right, which takes some time to implement. For the two examples they dramatically reduced the time to market and reduced the bug count significantly.

Agile Practices

Other

Predicting Software Defect Density: A Case Study on Automated Static Code Analysis (2007) Artem Marchenko (Nokia), Pekka Abrahamson (VTT Technical Research Centre) http://www.springerlink.com/content/n31723r4268j3054/?p=60711d7593c148b6ada32e1c772a39f8&pi=17

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