Digital Focus Unveils Market Survey Results at Agile2006
"Our survey shows that Agile is gaining acceptance as a primary tool to meet today's IT challenges. Agile's learning-driven approach to development, with its emphasis on continuous communication, testing and change, is fundamentally different from the traditional 'waterfall' methodology widely used today. The survey underscores the fact that preconceived notions about software development -- namely that it should adhere to a static plan created and requirements defined at the outset of a project -- remain a central challenge to the wide adoption of agile."Key findings of the Digital Focus Agile 2006 Market Survey include:
- 46 percent of mid-sized companies are already adopting Agile practices company-wide; and while only 12 percent of large companies are using agile practices company-wide, 44 percent of these organizations are using Agile practices on a project;
- 51 percent of all participants reported that the lack of knowledge or skill is one of the top three barriers to adopting Agile;
- 56 percent of the executives surveyed saw the lack of internal experience and/or skills as a barrier to adopting Agile processes;
- IT and non-IT professionals are looking for agile practices to solve different problems: 51 percent of non-IT professionals are looking to agile to improve speed and predictability in software development, while 47 percent of IT professionals look to agile to help them manage the scope of projects while being more responsive to change.
Srini Penchikala Aug 21, 2014