- 88% believe that the volume of projects developed using the Agile methodology will grow.
- 59% of European organisations use/will use a combination of Agile development and waterfall.
- 5% of European organisations intend solely to use the Agile methodology and 12% intend only to use waterfall.
- 43% of European organisations believe that the importance of Agile development will grow in the next few years. By contrast, 56% believe that Agile development will become more important but waterfall will continue to play a significant role in most projects.
- A quarter of the audience is using Agile development in 20% their projects.
- The challenges inhibiting organisations from implementing an Agile approach include cultural change, control, and lack of executive buy-in.
- Agile projects are managed via a variety of disparate systems.
The research provides conclusive proof that more and more organisations are choosing to plan and execute their portfolio of projects using Agile methodologies in some form—with a majority of organisations increasingly using a blend of both Agile development and waterfall techniques. This new approach is being fuelled in part by consumers of cloud services, who demand the right balance of governance, rapid delivery, and fast response to requests for enhancements and new services. The survey also reveals that the majority of organisations will continue to use a blend of both Agile and waterfall development, with the trend towards Agile development in the next few years.