I’m at Gartner AADI this year, the first time I’ve been to a Gartner conference. One of the sessions was a read-out of a recent survey about Agile. While a small sample set – “167 IT leaders in 33 countries” – it was screened for people who were familiar with or doing agile of some kind. As with all types of surveys like this, it’s interesting to look at the results both with respect to “what people are doing” and how they’re thinking about what they’re doing. Here’s some slides I took pictures of during the talk:
My first take-aways are:
- Well, Scrum is popular.
- Most of the “stumbling blocks” are, of course, meatware problems: people and “culture.”
- Pair programming, as always, gets no respect.
- Organizations want to use agile for speed, not for cutting costs.