Scrum Agile Project Management

13th Annual State of Agile Report Released

CollabNet VersionOne has announced the 13th annual State of Agile report. This year’s survey findings feature increased global diversity with more results from respondents in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa than the year before.

The most important findings of the 13th Annual State of Agile Report are:

  • Agile is being adopted more frequently to reduce costs – The new report shows a 71 percent increase in project cost reduction as a primary reason to adopt agile. It also cited a 27 percent increase in the reduction in project costs as a key benefit of agile. According to the report, the adoption of agile has a bigger focus on reducing project costs and improving team morale — and is less about increasing productivity and reducing risk in comparison to the year before.
  • DevOps is a higher organizational priority – The need to understand and improve DevOps continues to rise as a priority for organizations — with 90 percent of respondents citing it as important. The report also showed a 27 percent increase from last year in respondents who think DevOps transformation is very important.
  • End-to-end traceability is key to improving DevOps practices – A total of 38 percent of respondents identified end-to-end traceability from business, through development, test and deployment as the most valuable capability for DevOps improvement.
  • Value Stream Management is new, but important – Although value stream management made its debut this year, 67 percent of respondents reported that it was important for connecting the business to its software delivery capability.
  • SAFe dominates scaling methods – The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) continues to grow in adoption and was identified as the scaling method of choice by 30 percent of respondents.

The report can be downloaded from where previous years material is also available.