AGILE REPORT: 14th annual State of Agile report [#StateOfAgile #AgileReport]

AGILE REPORT: 14th annual State of Agile report [#StateOfAgile #AgileReport], creator of the industry’s first intelligent Value Stream Platform, today announced the release of the 14th annual State of Agile report.

The company also released supplemental findings regarding Agile and the impact of COVID-19.

Produced by CollabNet VersionOne, now part of, the report documents the experiences of more than 1,100 IT and business professionals across a range of industries and roles worldwide.

With 40,000 participants contributing over 14 years, the State of Agile report is the longest running and most widely cited Agile survey in the world and provides global enterprises with comprehensive data to benchmark and guide their Agile practices.

Agile adoption improves key capabilities needed to respond to current business challenges, especially those resulting from the pandemic.

With 60 percent of survey respondents saying Agile has helped increase speed to market, 41 percent agreeing they are better able to manage distributed teams, and 58 percent saying they have improved team productivity it is clear these practices are invaluable during these challenging times.

55 percent say their company plans to increase the use of Agile in the next 12-14 months. This is an increase of 13 percent over the original survey completed just five months ago.

43 percent of organizations say their momentum for Agile adoption has increased over the past 90 days, with 15 percent saying it has increased significantly.

33 percent say they increased or expanded Agile adoption in the last 90 days to help manage distributed teams.

Risk and compliance continue to trend upward, as the value of identifying and measuring technical risk prior to deployment increased by 54 percent and the importance of automated audit compliance and governance across control points increased by 10 percent over last year.

A significant shift in Agile techniques occurred, as product road-mapping increased nine percent while release planning decreased 11 percent. Drivers for this change may include a general increase in continuous integration/continuous deployment and better-defined program increment planning.

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) continues to be the most popular scaling method cited by respondents, increasing 5 percent over last year and outpacing the number two choice, Scrum@Scale, by 19 percent.

For the first time, the Annual State of Agile survey results were filtered along demographic lines to reveal insights beyond the general results.

The analysis indicated a correlation between length of time practicing Agile, improved time to market, and the ability to manage changing priorities.

The survey indicated that companies with more than 20,000 people were more likely to be practicing Agile for at least five years.

While companies with less than 1,000 people continue to mature quickly and are increasingly embracing a broader view of business agility by applying Agile principles to areas of the business outside development, IT, and operations.

The 14th annual State of Agile survey was conducted from August to December of 2019, with an updated questionnaire sent to select customers in May of 2020.

Survey respondents include individuals from a broad range of industries in the global software development community.

Global survey representation increased more than 10 percent this year, with more than 59 percent of respondents located outside of North America.

A total of 1,121 full survey responses were collected, analyzed, and prepared into a summary report.

The 14th annual State of Agile report is available for download at

14th Annual State of Agile Report Shows 60% of Respondents Have Increased Speed to Market and 55% Are Planning to Implement Value Stream Management
In a Follow-Up Survey Respondents Said Agile Adoption Has Increased 33% In Response to COVID-19
Business Wire

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