Impact factor of journal provides quantitative assessment tool for grading, evaluating, sorting and comparing journals of similar kind. It reflects the average number of citations to recent articles published in science and social science journals in a particular year or period, and is frequently used as a proxy for the relative importance of a journal within its field. It is first devised by Eugene Garfield, the founder of the Institute for Scientific Information. The impact factor of a journal is evaluated by dividing the number of current year citations to the source items published in that journal during the previous two years.Journal of Information Technology & Software Engineering is expecting impact factor rating by the end of 2014. Software development process is an evolutionary process since the beginning of the software era. At every stage in the development, before the release of the product, several trials and experiments and field study are made to test the functionality, operational ability and reliability of the developed product so far. Depending on the type of the industry and the client requirements, software development is classified as: Applications Development and Systems Development. One of the recent and rapidly advancing areas of software development is: Agile Software Development. Agile Software Development deals with the software processes that require continuous adaptability with evolving needs of the clients/customers. Due to ever-evolving and advancing current trends in the way people perceive technology, there is a need to continuously tailor the software processes to meet their requirements and hence keep the product alive and ticking. Agile software developers follow the principles of: responding to change, customer collaboration, working software and individuals and interactions.
Last date updated on June, 2014