Agile Project Initiation Survey Results: July/August 2009
|This survey was performed in mid July to mid August 2009 and there was 280 respondents. The survey was announced on several agile mailing lists, including the Extreme Programming (XP), Test-Driven Development (TDD), Scrum Development, Agile Modeling, Agile Databases, and Agile Unified Process (AUP) mailing lists. The goal was to find out what agile developers were actually doing at the beginning of agile projects to compare it with what’s being talked about.||
Some findings include:
8% of agile teams produce no initial schedule, 77% develop a high-level schedule, and 12% develop a detailed schedule.
69% had a wide range of stakeholders
30% were in regulatory compliance situations
38% were working on mission-critical projects
46% were co-located in a single room
Figure 1. How long did it take to initiate an agile project?
Figure 2. Agile development and legacy assets.
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