12th annual State of Agile Report released
VersionOne recently released the 12th Annual State of Agile Report. It is an insightful report on Agile trends, best practices and lessons learned. The pool of respondents is worldwide and the data is extracted visually (graphs and numbers).
There is a great balance between the expectations of adopting Agile and how the benefits live up to them. The top 4 reason and benefits that match are: increasing the delivery speed/time to market, manage better changing priorities, team productivity, and business / IT alignment.
Regarding scaling Agile within an organization, the 5 main tips for success are consistent with the 11th report: internal Agile Coach, consistent practices and processes within a team, common tools implemented, external Agile Coaches or Trainers, Executive commitment.
What was surprising in a good way is the report on DevOps initiatives. 71 % of respondents said they have DevOps initiatives in their organization or they are planned to be initiated by the end of the year. So, big thumbs up for that!