Agile adoption improves key capabilities needed to reply to current business challenges, especially those resulting from the pandemic, consistent with Digital.ai.
With 60 percent of survey respondents saying Agile has helped increase speed to plug, 41 percent agreeing they’re better ready to manage distributed teams, and 58 percent saying they need improved team productivity it’s clear these practices are invaluable during these challenging times.
“Our all-in move to the cloud in recent years allowed us to travel to completely virtualized in at some point,” said Kim Gokce, Sr. Director IT Capabilities at The Coca-Cola Company. “Our people showcased their agility in immediately reorganizing the work. For me, it had been a ‘burn the ships’ moment on our journey to agility.”
How the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Agile adoption
In mid-May 2020, a quick supplemental survey of respondents was conducted to find out more about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their Agile adoption. Supplemental findings reveal:
- 55 percent say their company plans to extend the utilization of Agile within the next 12-14 months. this is often a rise of 13 percent over the first survey completed just five months ago.
- 43 percent of organizations say their momentum for Agile adoption has increased over the past 90 days, with 15 percent saying it’s increased significantly.
- 33 percent say they increased or expanded Agile adoption within the last 90 days to assist manage distributed teams.
Other notable findings from the report, completed in December 2019, include:
- Risk and compliance still trend upward, because the value of identifying and measuring technical risk before deployment increased by 54 percent, and therefore the importance of automated audit compliance and governance across control points increased by 10 percent over last year.
- A significant shift in Agile techniques occurred, as product road-mapping increased nine percent while release planning decreased 11 percent. Drivers for this alteration may include a general increase in continuous integration/continuous deployment and better-defined program increment planning.
- The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) continues to be the foremost popular scaling method cited by respondents, increasing 5 percent over last year and outpacing the amount two choices, [email protected], by 19 percent.
Larger companies more likely to practice Agile
For the primary time, the survey results were filtered along demographic lines to reveal insights beyond the overall results. The analysis indicated a correlation between length of your time practicing Agile, improved time to plug, and therefore the ability to manage changing priorities.
The survey indicated that companies with quite 20,000 people were more likely to be practicing Agile for a minimum of five years. While companies with but 1,000 people still mature quickly and are increasingly embracing a broader view of business agility by applying Agile principles to areas of the business outside development, IT, and operations.