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Partial Adoption for Agile Approaches

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  • ginitram
    In a recent pool, the Methods & Tools newsletter asked the following question: At what stage is the agile approach (XP,Scrum, FDD, ...) adoption at your
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 6, 2005
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      In a recent pool, the Methods & Tools newsletter asked the following
      question: At what stage is the agile approach (XP,Scrum, FDD, ...)
      adoption at your location?

      Not aware 26%
      Not using 16%
      Investigating 14%
      Analysed and rejected 3%
      Pilot projects 4%
      Partial implementation (adoption of some agile practices) 17%
      Partial deployment (some projects are using this approach) 12%
      Deployed (all new projects are using this approach) 8%


      Participants: 232

      There is a good balance between the three main situations of agile
      approaches' adoption (no, maybe, yes):
      - around 40% of the participants' organisations are not using an
      agile approach or practice
      - around 20% are investigating it or running pilot projects
      - around 40% have adopted, fully or partially, an agile approach to
      software development.


      The numbers on agile approach usage could be slightly biased. As
      Methods & Tools has published some articles on this topic in its
      recent issues, the proportion of agile practitioners in its
      readership and web sites visitors could be higher than in the "real
      world".

      If you look at each question, you could be shocked that 26% of
      organisations are even not aware that something like an Agile
      movement have been active in the software development world these
      recent years. It is however a sad reality that some organisations are
      functioning in a "not invented here" mode. They think that their
      situation is "the best they can get" and they are not interested in
      what is happening "outside". It is also true that agility is people
      oriented and that most organisations have a tendency to be focused on
      process oriented activities. There is also a high number of
      respondents with partial implementation of agile practices. Even if
      some purists could argue that you cannot be 50% agile, this is
      another point showing that agility is reality oriented. You can
      rarely change completely and immediately a software development
      process.

      Source: Methods & Tools (www.methodsandtools.com)
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