The State of Agile 2019
June 12, 2019

A 71 percent increase in project cost reduction is a primary reason to adopt agile, according to 2019 State of Agile report from CollabNet VersionOne.

Notable findings reported this year include:

Agile is being adopted more frequently to reduce costs

The new report shows a 71 percent increase in project cost reduction as a primary reason to adopt agile.

It also cited a 27 percent increase in the reduction in project costs as a key benefit of agile.

According to the report, 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.

DevOps is a higher organizational priority

The need to understand and improve DevOps continues to rise as a priority for organizations — with 90 percent of respondents citing it as important. The report also showed a 27 percent increase from last year in respondents who think DevOps transformation is very important.

End-to-end traceability is key to improving DevOps practices

A total of 38 percent of respondents identified end-to-end traceability from business, through development, test and deployment as the most valuable capability for DevOps improvement.

Value Stream Management is new, but important

Although value stream management made its debut this year, 67 percent of respondents reported that it was important for connecting the business to its software delivery capability.

SAFe dominates scaling methods

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) continues to grow in adoption and was identified as the scaling method of choice by 30 percent of respondents.

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