Annual State of Agile™ Report

Agil on a large scale a SUCCESS
The 10th annual State of Agile™ survey makes it clear that agile software development has become increasingly popular in the last ten years. The number of participants in this survey has more than tripled. In 2006 >2006 there were fewer than strong>thousandparticipants in the year, while in the most recent survey strong>3880 participants participated.
Agile methods are no longer just the domain of start-ups and small development projects. In 2006, nearly two-thirds of respondents said they worked in software organizations with less than 100 employees. By 2015, nearly two-thirds of respondents said they worked for software companies with more than 100 employees and 31% said they worked for software companies with more than 1000 employees.
The number of large companies that want to introduce and use agile methods is increasing from year to year. More than 24% of respondents worked for companies with more than 20,000 employees, compared to 21% last year.
Agile methods will find their way into companies around the world. The number of respondents working for organisations in Europe increased from 21% to 26%. In addition, 18% of respondents worked in Asia, South America, Oceania and Africa.
The pool of talent with agile experience is growing annually. Once again, there was an increase in the number of respondents who stated that they were “very” and “extremely” well informed about agile methods. That corresponds to an increase from 58% in 2014 to 63% in 2015.
While 95% of respondents stated that their organisations were trying agile methods, only 1% of 3880 respondents said that the implementation of agile methods was not successful.

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