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Agile: Use, Challenges, and Recommendations

Serena Software just released the results of a short survey of attendees of the Agile 2012 conference held recently in Dallas, Texas. The company wanted to know the extent of agile adoption, how agile is being used, and what challenges developers are facing.

As this graphic of the overall results indicates, adoption is just under half of enterprises surveyed, but those projects aren’t enjoying great reviews. Only 52 percent of customers say they’re happy with their agile projects; 15 percent say they’re unhappy and 28 percent are neutral. That’s not an overwhelming endorsement for taking the agile approach.

The biggest challenge involves communication with the user community -- a challenge that has faced developers for decades. According to Serena, four of the top five agile roadblocks involve “working with other teams and customers.”

The survey results are available at no cost; no registration is required for access.

-- James E. Powell
Editorial Director, ESJ

Posted on 10/05/2012 at 11:53 AM


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