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[INFOGRAPHIC] How Is Agile Doing? Good But Could Be Better

Written by  Sudheer Raju | 02 October 2012
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agile researchSerena Software has conducted a survey of IT professionals that focused on the current state of agile software development, the results of which came to light today. The research centered on what is working with regards to agile development methodology, the extent of agile adoption in enterprise IT organisations today, biggest challenges and more. The key findings revealed that development teams have united on agile practices, but lack the communication with customers, operations and other development teams, which slow projects and agile success.

Summary of key findings of research

  • Agile is doing well, but could do better – 49% of respondents say their company is doing some agile deployment work, but only 52% of these have fed back that they are 'happy' or 'very happy' with their current agile projects.
  • Today's biggest agile challenge is communication – both managers and developers agreed that four of the top five barriers to agile involved working with other teams and customers.
  • Stakeholders need to be move involved with new release projects – when it comes to sprints, the survey revealed that upstream and downstream stakeholders are being left out of the communication loop. IT Operations and Support are involved with less than 40% of release plans, despite being first in line to respond.


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Sudheer Raju

Sudheer Raju

Founder of ToolsJournal, a technology journal on software tools and services. Sudheer has overall accountability for the webiste product development and is responsible for Sales and Marketing. With a flair to write, Sudheer himself writes for toolsjournal across all journal categories.

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