16 PM NETWORK SEP TEMBER 2015 WWW.PMI.ORG
THE STATE OF AGILE
To deliver software projects faster and smarter, organizations of all sizes are reaping the benefits
of agile approaches. By Matt Schur
35% had such distributed teams in 2012.
SEEING RESULTS SCALING UP
94% of surveyed organizations—
from the software/IT, financial and professional
services industries—use agile approaches.
of respondents had distributed teams—teams
working in different physical locations—taking
agile approaches in 2014.
agile approaches to:
y to manage
of respondents said implementing agile improved
their ability to manage changing priorities.
said the majority of their agile projects
have been successful.
Other top benefits of agile include:
Scaling agile practices up to the entire organization
is a project unto itself.
One framework has a clear lead when
it comes to scaling up:
69% Scrum of Scrums
25% Internal methods
19% Scaled Agile Framework
Other important factors for successful scaling:
40% Executive sponsorship
39% Implementation of a common platform across teams
35% Agile consultants or trainers
31% Internal agile support team
42% of respondents said having
consistent processes and practices is key
to scaling agile successfully.