7th Annual State of Agile Development Survey
VersionOne’s 7th Annual State of Agile Development Survey is out and includes some very interesting stats/results, including:
- 3 out of 4 respondents said that their agile projects where successful.
- 90% of respondents said that implementing agile improved their ability to manage changing priorities
- 70% are reporting faster time to completion using agile methods
- 90% of respondents said implementing agile improved their ability to manage changing priorities
- Scrum/Scrum variants are still the most popular agile methodology in use (72% of respondents)
On the flip side:
12% say their agile projects fail because the company philosophy or culture is at odds with core agile values (with another 11% saying their agile projects failed due to external pressure to follow traditional waterfall processes
Interestingly, the survey also found that the main barriers to agile adoption are still the ability to change organizational culture (52%) and general resistance to change (41%) – areas that I cover and provide practical solutions for in my book: ‘Waterfall to Agile – A Practical Guide to Agile Transition’
And if you’re struggling to overcome the agile barriers of organisational change and general resistance, click here to see what people are saying about the book “Waterfall to Agile – A Practical Guide to Agile Transition“.