State of Agile report reveals an elevated curiosity in worth stream administration


As organizations want to develop Agile practices all through your entire enterprise, they’re beginning to flip to worth stream administration (VSM). launched the 14th annual State of Agile report, which revealed 78% of respondents are fascinated by VSM, planning to implement it, or within the levels of implementing it. 

“We count on a larger share of organizations to embrace VSM going ahead, as understanding will increase and tooling extra capably allows the unification of the ‘idea of money’ worth stream,” the report acknowledged. 

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Moreover, the report discovered that agility remains to be confined to the expertise facet of enterprise and with a view to obtain true enterprise agility, organizations should have efficient alignment and coordination throughout all areas of the enterprise. 

VSM “is a mix of individuals, course of, and expertise that maps, optimizes, visualizes, measures, and governs enterprise worth movement (within the type of epics, tales, work objects) via heterogeneous enterprise software program supply pipelines from concept via improvement and into manufacturing,” the crew wrote in a weblog publish

The report additionally discovered that organizational tradition continues to be a prime problem to adopting and scaling Agile. Different challenges included resistance to alter, insufficient administration help and sponsorship, and never sufficient management participation. 

As well as, this 12 months’s report took a have a look at the impression of COVID-19 on companies and Agile adoption. Some findings right here included 55% of respondents say their firm plans to extend the usage of Agile; 43% say Agile adoption has elevated during the last 90 days with 15% saying it elevated considerably; and 33% elevated or expanded Agile adoption within the final 90 days to assist handle distributed groups.

Distributed Agile groups have additionally develop into the brand new regular as extra groups are working from dwelling. “Whereas working face-to-face will be fascinating for Agile practices, survey respondents indicated that organizations are supporting distributed groups and crew members. There isn’t a proof of a development towards elevated co-location, as extra respondents indicated their organizations proceed to help and encourage crew collaboration throughout geographic boundaries and timezones,” the crew wrote.  

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) was additionally discovered to be the most well-liked scaling technique adopted by [email protected] 

“Because the earliest days at Scaled Agile, our core perception has been easy: higher software program and programs make the world a greater place. What has emerged throughout this world pandemic is affirmation that — given the appropriate surroundings — distant Agile groups will be extremely productive, and enterprises proceed to get excellent enterprise advantages from making use of SAFe,” mentioned Dean Leffingwell, creator of SAFe.

Different key findings of the report included: 

Danger and compliance proceed to development upward
There’s a shift in Agile methods with product road-mapping growing and launch planning reducing
60% have elevated velocity to market with Agile
Causes for adopting agile embody: speed up software program supply, improve skill to handle altering priorities, and obtain elevated productiveness.
Advisable Agile venture administration instruments embody: Atlassian Jira, VersionOne, Gira Align, LeanKit, Goal Course of and Microsoft Azure DevOps

The Agile report was performed from August to December of 2019 with an up to date COVID-19 questionnaire performed in Could of 2020.