In May of this year, CollabNet VersionOne released the 13th State of Agile report.
Highlights of this year’s report include the level of agile adoption, which has reached 97% of organisations saying that they practice agile development methods. Proficiency in the agile practices is still low, with only 17% of organisations claiming a high level of proficiency with the practices.
Team morale is a significant benefit of agile adoption, with 64% of organisations claiming morale improvements as a measured benefit. The other key benefits are the ability to manage changing requirements (69%), project visibility (65%), business/IT alignment (64%) and delivery speed (63%).
Project success using agile methods is relatively high, with 95% of organisations reporting that at least some of their agile initiatives are successful and 48% saying that most or all of their agile projects are successful. The key success criteria for agile projects remain the same – customer/user satisfaction (46%) and business value delivery (42%).
The drivers for agile transformation remain the same as in the previous year – customer/user satisfaction 52%, business value delivery 48%, and on-time delivery 41%.
According to Lee Cunningham (Senior Director of Enterprise Agile Strategy of CollabNet VersionOne), the most significant factors that stand out in the 2019 trends include:
- Cost reduction as a driver for adopting agile approaches and as a reported benefit of agile adoption
- The top three factors successful for organisation transformations are investments in internal agile coaches, executive sponsorship and company provided training programs
- Global adoption of agile approaches is increasing, with North America having a smaller percentage of the total respondents than in previous years
The full 13th state of agile report can be downloaded from the project’s website.