Source: The 10th Annual State of Agile Report, VersionOne, 2016. Survey conducted July-November
2015 included 3,880 respondents from around the world and across various industries.
The New Normal
Agile approaches have gone way beyond startups—they’ve
become commonplace at software development organizations of all sizes. But the maturity of these practices varies.
Attention, shoppers: The traditional mall—
enclosed and anchored by major department
stores—is receding into history. No new enclosed
malls have been built in the U.S. since 2006, and as
many as one-third of the 1,200 malls now standing
are either shuttered or in danger of closing.
Popping up in their place? “Lifestyle centers”
that promise much more than just shopping—and
present project leaders with new types of challenges. These mixed-use spaces are characterized
by an outdoor setting, specialty stores, high-end
dining, and residential and entertainment options.
The US$20 billion Hudson Yards project in New
York, New York, USA, probably the largest of the
new mall breed, will feature a seven-story shopping center, 4,000 residences, restaurants from
Michelin-star chefs, office towers, a public school
and 14 acres ( 6 hectares) of open public space. (It’s
slated to open in 2018.)
With a wide variety of tenants—e.g., retailers,
The Mall Life
of respondents say
uses agile project
17% had teams with
“mature adoption” of agile.
44% had teams between
“very early” and “mature
33% had teams in the
“early adoption” phase.
1% had unsuccessful
of organizations say
more than half their
teams are agile.
say less than
half of teams
say all teams
Ability to manage
87% 85% 84%