Re: [scrumdevelopment] Re: Anyone have stats on attrition rates after agile adoption?
- Michele - You might want to look at a related study at
It's a PhD dissertation by one my colleagues, Dr. Janet Ply, on the
effect of process improvement on staff turnover. Many of those in this
discussion group will likely violently object to looking at process
improvement and comparing it to the adoption of agile practices. IMHO
they would be misinformed because there are many parallels, particularly
the methods used to study the question.
Enjoy! - Stan
- 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?