Graduation Year


Date of Submission


Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Computer Science

Reader 1

Mark Huber

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© 2017 Kayla Flaten


This paper examines the use of Agile Software Development in the technology industry and how it came to be one of the leading models used in project management. By investigating the software development methods used in the late 1900s, it becomes clear where the system needed improvement in order to improve the efficiency in developing products. In investigating the Agile Manifesto, new and essential components are introduced that become vital in successfully producing a product. From this, it is easier to understand why Agile is so commonly used in the software development industry and how it became so effective.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.