Re: [scrumdevelopment] Re: Anyone have stats on attrition rates after agile adoption?
- Ken has stated on a number of occasions that he expects a 33% turn over after introducing Scrum.On 1/3/07, Mike Bria <bria526xp@...> wrote:
Hopefully I haven't mislead you with my question(s) into thinking I have any data for ya - sorry, I don't! I clarified the q cuz I'm also curious. We'll see.On 1/3/07, michele_sliger < michele_sliger@...> wrote:
"Mike Bria" <bria526xp@...> wrote:
> Michele --
> Can you be a bit more specific?
> Attrition with respect to what? The scrum team itself? The
product group (assuming it's bigger than the team)? The company
Gee, that all sounds good, Mike! I'm not picky - any study that shows
that the adoption of Scrum (or any agile methodology) leads to less
turnover in the long run - in any area (team, business, org) - will
suit me fine.
I have a personal opinion, based on observation, that upon adoption
of Scrum turnover initially increases at both the team and the mid-
and line-management level, but once agile teams have been established
then turnover in the long run for both team and management is
reduced. But I've got no hard data to back up my opinion. Just
anecdotal evidence and hearsay. Thus my quest for a study!
Mark Smeltzer, President
Living Agile Consulting Services
- They aren't definitive numbers, but Pete Deemer and Gabrielle
Benefield's great summary of Scrum at Yahoo! Concludes with a couple
of stats that indicate happier and therefore lower attrition amongst
"85% of team-members stated that they would continue using Scrum if
the decision were solely up to them."
"Team Morale: 52% of respondents reported Scrum is better or much
better; 9% reported Scrum is worse or much worse; 39% reported Scrum
is about the same."
I hope that helps a little.
--- In email@example.com, "michele_sliger"
> Hi all,
> I've looked high and low and can not find any statistical studies done
> on attrition rates of established agile teams. I've found plenty of
> anecdotal evidence, but nothing from a study. Has anyone seen any
> definitive numbers anywhere?