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The State of Agile has launched the report - state of agile 2019 in May and we prepared a summary of takeaways for you.
Scrum - the most widely practiced agile method
Scrum is again reported as the most widely-practiced agile “methodology”, with at least 72% of respondents practicing Scrum or a hybrid that includes Scrum. 30% report that SAFe® is the approach their organization follows most closely, with Scrum of Scrums coming in a distant second.
Importance of organizational culture
Once again, the survey responses indicate that organization cultural issues remain the leading impediments to adopting and scaling agile. General resistance to change, inadequate management support and sponsorship, and organizational culture that is at odds with agile values rank as the top three challenges.
The main reason for agile are lowered costs
The new report shows a 71 % increase in project cost reduction as a primary reason to adopt agile, while 27 % increase in the reduction in project costs as a key benefit of agile. The adoption of agile has a bigger focus on reducing project costs and improving team morale - and is less about increasing productivity and reducing risk in comparison to the year before.
When scaling agile, one must invest for success
The most valuable for scaling agile practices are internal agile coaches, executive sponsorship and company provided training, which proves commitment towards agile success.
As a Director of Engineering at Spotify, Marcin is working to identify, diagnose and remove barriers to execution across a 400+ technology organization, critical to Spotify success, in order to facilitate a predictable and sustainable delivery of value. He sees engineering teams as complex adaptive systems and thus works by applying principles and practices from the domains of agile, lean, systems thinking, and similar to allow for the desired outcomes to emerge in presence of sensible guiding constraints.
After experiencing Scrum methodology in many wrong ways, Matej's wish is to help as many teams as possible to improve the understanding and practical execution of this widely used agile method.
"Balance not only plays an essential role for human beings throughout their lifetime. But the way we grow business models and nurture organizational culture only thrives from a balanced kind of intervention and management."
We chatted with Mike Leber, a host workshop facilitator at Agile Slovenia about his views on agile, the effects of the pandemic, and forecasts for the future.
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