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Building a better workplace by changing the way projects are think!
AGILE METHODS INCREASE SPEED, FLEXIBILITY, AND PRODUCTIVITY
Of organizations that have have embraced Agile methods, 92% report improved flexibility to changing priorities; 87% have increased productivity; 82% say they have improved project visibility; and 77% report faster time-to-market. (9th Annual State of Agile Survey)
AGILITY GENERATES 30% HIGHER PROFITS
88% of executives cite organizational agility as key to global success. Research conducted at MIT suggests that agile firms grow revenue 37% faster and generate 30% higher profits than those that are not agile. (The Economist)
Call for action : A focus on agility is needed. There is a knowing-doing gap related to the importance of agility-related goals and their achievement. – The most completely achieved IT-related goals pertain to external and internal compliance. The IT goals reported as being the least fully achieved pertain to IT agility. For enterprise goals, the compliance goal is again reported as being most completely achieved, and the enterprise agility goal is next to last in degree of achievement. These are surprising results, as a recent study commissioned by CIONET on the priorities of IT executives included goals such as alignment and agility on the top-priority list.7 This report’s findings, therefore, hint at a knowing-doing gap,8 i.e., enterprises know that agility should be a top priority, yet they have the least success in achieving it. (Compliance Week)
The key findings of the State of Scrum survey (2015) practitioners are:
- Scrum is being widely used: “nearly half the respondents report that Scrum is being used “50% or more of the time in their organizations,” and 29% of respondents report that is used “much more frequently than that.”
- Respondents believe Scrum works: The overall success rate of projects delivered using Scrum reported by respondents is 62%. (Teams of the recommended size for Scrum — seven plus or minus two – members — report the most frequent success, while smaller and larger teams both report less frequent success.) Given the dismal results for innovation recorded on an economy-wide basis, this is a very encouraging result.
- Respondents believe Scrum helps customers: One reason for Scrum’s success is its focus on the customer. Nearly half the respondents (49%) cite fulfilling customer needs as the highest business priority for Scrum projects.
- Respondents believe Scrum helps the business; The second reason for success is that second-highest priority is all about meeting the needs of the business — meeting budget, time and scope constraints. This reflects Scrum’s focus on delivering shippable increments on time and within budget.
- Respondents like Scrum: Scrum improves the quality of work life. 87% agree that Scrum is improving the quality of work life for their teams.
- The respondents actually practice Scrum: Despite reports of a large amount of fake Agile and Scrum out there,most respondents report that they adhere to core Scrum and standard recommendations for practicing Scrum in terms of using Scrum artifacts and activities and following the recommended roles and team size.
Ready, Set, Action Agility
by Bart Gerardi, Senior Technical Program Manager at Amazon.com
Agile anticipates being wrong, or at least not exactly right, and the same principle applies to any organization becoming agile. The best approach is to simply get started and commit to the fundamentals: prioritize, re-plan, release frequently, seek constant feedback, and trust enough in the cycle to continue. (first published on projectsatwork)
Agile success rate: 39%. Waterfall success rate: 11%.