'State of Agile' Survey Open for Participation
This year's survey takes about 10 minutes to complete and will be open until July 21. Participants may remain anonymous, or may choose to provide an email address so that VersionOne can email them the results.
The survey covers:
- Personal experience
- Your company's experience and level of involvement with agile
- Which practices are in use
- Motivations for adopting agile
- Results achieved
The first survey , in 2006, had 722 participants from 47 countries. Of the companies represented, 84% were using agile somewhere in the organization. On average, participants had been using agile methods for 2.3 years.
When asked to identify the role of the initial champion of agile development, the results were:
|VP / Director of Development||28%|
|President / CEO||11%|
The full results of the 2006 survey [pdf] are available for download.
Last year nearly 1,700 people from 71 countries participated in the second survey. Of the companies represented, 73.2% were using agile somewhere in the organization.
Asked how long they had been practicing agile development, respondents said:
|Greater than 5 years||12%|
|2 - 5 years||26.1%|
|1 - 2 years||20.9%|
|6 - 12 months||16.6%|
|Less than 6 months||16%|
And what role as the initial champion of agile development?
|Team Lead / Dev. Manager||22%|
|VP / Director of Development||19%|
The full results of the 2007 survey [pdf] are available for download.