VersionOne – 7th Annual State of Agile Survey


Time to jump on it. Find the results here.

Some facts from the 2012 State of Agile Survey include:

  • Those who plan to implement agile for future development projects increased from 59 percent in 2011 to 83 percent in 2012
  • The number of respondents using agile practices across 5 or more teams grew 15% (from 33% in 2011 to 48% in 2012)
  • 35% of respondents worked in a company that had distributed software teams
  • On average, respondents used between three and four different development tools, with a handful having used as many as 15

The seventh annual “State of Agile” survey was conducted between August 9, 2012 and November 1, 2012 and collected responses from 4,048 agile practitioners. Sponsored by VersionOne, respondents were recruited from dozens of software development industry channels. The data was then analyzed and prepared into a summary report by Analysis.Net Research.

3 Replies to “VersionOne – 7th Annual State of Agile Survey”

    1. BTW the really fun part is, if, say, 80% of corps go scrum, and fail at similar or higher rates than they did with “waterfall”, then the next software religion will be born pillorying scrum.

      It’s best to move beyond fads and what other people are doing, and focus on what’s right for your team, not what’s popular.

      Britney Spears was popular until she wasn’t.

      A certain german political party was very popular until it wasn’t.

      Michael Jackson sold more records than anyone until people realized he was just a little too weird.

      Software Development isn’t a popularity contest or group think exercise.


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