AGILE IS SUCCEEDING AT SCALE
The 10th annual State of AgileTM survey makes it clear that agile software development has grown increasingly popular over the last decade. Participation in the survey has grown more than three-fold. In 2006, there were fewer than a thousand respondents to the survey, while the latest survey had 3,880.
Agile methodologies are no longer solely the domain of startups and small development shops. In 2006, nearly two-thirds of the survey respondents said they worked in software organizations with fewer than 100 people. By 2015, nearly two-thirds of the respondents said they worked for software organizations with more than 100 people, and 31% said they worked for software organizations with more than 1,000 people.
The number of large enterprises that are embracing agile continues to increase each year. More than 24% of the respondents worked for organizations with over 20,000 employees, compared to 21% last year.
Agile is going global as the number of enterprises around the world adopt agile. The number of respondents that worked for organizations in Europe increased from 21% to 26%. In addition, 18% of the respondents worked in Asia, South America, Oceania, and Africa.
The pool of talent and agile experience continues to grow annually. Once again there was an increase in the number of respondents who said they were ‘very’ to ‘extremely’ knowledgeable about agile, an increase from 58% in 2014 to 63% in 2015.
While 95% of the respondents said their organizations practice agile, only 1% of the 3,880 respondents said that their agile implementation was unsuccessful.