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DevOps Adoption Cultural Challenges

by João Miranda on  Feb 03, 2014

Oliver White, Head of Rebel Labs, recently discussed the difficulties of DevOps adoption at IT organizations, even when there is a growing body of evidence that highlights the benefits of DevOps. InfoQ took the opportunity to interview Oliver and review some of the reports that study this topic.

Behind the 2012 VersionOne State of Agile Survey

by Craig Smith on  Apr 27, 2013 1

VersionOne recently released the results of their State of Agile Development Survey for 2012, and once again it proved to be an interesting indicator of Agile adoption and trends.

How to Measure and Analyze Happiness

by Ben Linders on  Jan 31, 2013

Companies have reported that focusing on things that make their employees happy can give benefits. But how can you measure and analyze employee happiness? Some insights in the why of happiness, and the results and lessons learned from those who used it.

2011 State of Agile Survey Results Show Agile Adoption Stable

by Craig Smith on  Feb 21, 2012 7

VersionOne have recently released the results of their State of Agile Development Survey for 2011, and as always it gives an interesting insight into Agile adoption and trends.

NoSQL Adoption Is on the Rise, a New Survey Suggests

by Abel Avram on  Feb 08, 2012 4

A new Couchbase survey indicates that the adoption rate of NoSQL solutions by enterprises is rising. Will this be the year of NoSQL as some suggest, and what are the main adoption forces at work?

Real IT Project Success in 2011

by Shane Hastie on  Jan 01, 2012 9

Scott Ambler published the results of his annual IT project success survey, in which he examined the impact of methodology on project outcome. He looked at five different "development paradigms" and how they influence project outcome: ad-hoc, iterative, traditional/waterfall, agile and lean. Ambler's definition of success is deliberately subjective - how did the customer feel about the outcome?

IT Projects: 400% Over-Budget and only 25% of Benefits Realized

by Vikas Hazrati on  Oct 31, 2011 13

An alarming study by Flyvbjerg and Budzier published in the Harvard Business Review has made everyone stand-up and take notice. The coherent advice being that IT projects are much more riskier than we think.

Eclipse Community Survey 2011

by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 10, 2011 1

The Eclipse Foundation has announced the results of its yearly community survey, which looks at various aspects of development in and around the Eclipse ecosystem. However, it also reflects the changing developer biases around the globe as well, such as the increasing use of DVCS and of mobile development platform preferences.

Model-Driven Development: Where are the Successes?

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Sep 21, 2010 22

Jon Whittle presented last week at the SPLC 2010 keynote, some findings on experiences from using model-based development. He reported that 83% of respondents to his survey "consider MDE a good thing". Yet, the industry is still looking for how to create successful Model-Driven approaches.

The 2010 State of Agile Development Survey

by Amr Elssamadisy on  Aug 23, 2010

For the last 4 years VersionOne has surveyed the agile community to provide insight into the “State of Agile Development”. At the Agile 2010 conference this year the 5th annual survey was kicked off. The survey attempts to "gauge the value of Agile Development practices", such as the methodology adoption. You can participate in the survey at AgileDevSurvey.com.

Developer Perception on Mobile Platforms Survey Results

by Abel Avram on  Jul 14, 2010 3

Vision Mobile has published the Mobile Developer Economics 2010 and Beyond report, containing the results of a survey across +400 developers working on the most important eight mobile platforms. The survey shows what platform the developers prefer, what is the installed base and number of apps per platform, time needed to learn and debug on a platform, and others.

InfoQ User Survey Results

by John-Paul Grabowski on  Mar 18, 2010 21

Back in January, InfoQ published a User Survey and asked for people to take a few minutes and fill it out. Our reasoning for doing so was pretty straightforward - we wanted to know how we could improve the InfoQ experience for you, the user. We were pleasantly surprised that within a few days of posting the survey we had received several thousand replies - these are the results of that survey.

How Does Your Agile Compare to Your Competition?

by Vikas Hazrati on  Jan 19, 2010 1

A lot of times teams and organizations would like to evaluate their way of working with their competition. They would like to focus on their areas of improvement and incorporate feedback to do better. Comparative Agility assessment is an assessment tool which suggests that the results would help guide the organization in planning the next set of their Agile initiatives.

'State of Agile' Survey Open

by Chris Sims on  Aug 03, 2009

The fourth annual 'State of Agile' survey is open for public participation. The 6-page survey takes 5 to 10 minutes to complete and participants remain anonymous. Over the past 3 years the survey, sponsored by VersionOne, has gauged how widely agile practices have been adopted, as well as the results obtained.

What Practices Make Up YOUR Agile Development?

by Amr Elssamadisy on  Apr 17, 2009 1

'Agile' is an umbrella term. As the community matures, we are going beyond specific methodologies towards each team and/or organization having a tailored set of practices. Jurgen Appelo is running a survey that could give us insight into the current state of practice.

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