The relationship between customers and suppliers remains a challenge in agile software development. Two trends seek to improve this relationship, the increased focus on value and the move towards con- tinuous deployment. In this special section on continuous value delivery, we describe these emerging research themes and show the increasing interest in these topics over time. Further, we discuss implica- tions for future research.
Torgeir Dingsøyr (SINTEF, Trondheim University of Science and Technology), Casper Lassenius (Aalto University): Emerging themes in agile software development: Introduction to the special section on continuous value delivery