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Agile Adoption Trends

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Agile Adoption Trends

  1. 1. Agile Adoption Trends And their implication for your company © 2010 Rally Software Development, Inc. innovators pragmatists conservatives laggards The world is here
  2. 2. The new normal: no hiring to support growth <ul><li>Implications: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Productivity gains are needed from Lean/Agile processes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cloud apps mean IT infrastructure jobs will decline and not return </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Companies seek skills in innovation, web behavior, rapid development and socializing change. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Recommendations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assume people resources are indefinitely constrained </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Invent and invest in new ways to satisfy customer demand </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Design workgroups for small size and agility - Cross-functional teams swarm opportunities faster </li></ul></ul>Through 2011, 68% of CEOs expect sales growth while only 19% expect employment growth December 15, 2009; Gartner Predicts 2010
  3. 3. Waterfall / RUP cause waste and add risk, but you need executive leadership to change “ Waterfall processes have become obstacles to speed, quality and predictability.” “ Enterprises have defined waterfall process standards based on or similar to RUP, and most development shops now have these waterfall processes in their DNA.” December 2008 Lean Software Is Agile, Fit-To-Purpose, And Efficient
  4. 4. Meanwhile, Agile Adoption Continues to Rocket <ul><li>Top motives: </li></ul><ul><li>Easier mid-course corrections </li></ul><ul><li>Greater release frequency </li></ul><ul><li>Improved quality </li></ul><ul><li>Better business/IT alignment </li></ul>Agile Adoption – 2005-2009(est) Forrester, Enterprise Agile Adoption, 2006 & 2007, & Forrester/Dr. Dobbs Survey 2009
  5. 5. Execs must harness & mature their teams’ ad-hoc Agile approaches <ul><li>Half of IT organizations have ad-hoc agile projects </li></ul>“ Agile & Lean are past the tipping point. Waterfall/ RUP is in decline.” David Norton, Gartner, Dec 2009. SOURCE: Gartner, Current State of Agile Adoption Dec 2008
  6. 6. QSMA Benchmarks the Strength of Agile Companies Over Rivals <ul><li>50% faster to market </li></ul><ul><li>25% more productive </li></ul><ul><li>With one-quarter the expected defects </li></ul>Even when new to Agile, Rally clients are: QSMA/Cutter Agile Impact Report - Proven Performance Metrics from the Agile Enterprise Time-to-Market Trend Agile projects vs 7000 plan-based projects Project Size & Complexity User Stories, Code (KSLOC)
  7. 7. Agile & Cloud modernize $3.4B ALM & $6.5B PPM markets <ul><li>New ALM / PPM vendors scale planning, collaboration and visibility across roles in the value stream </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud-based offerings disrupt old-line, high priced business models of incumbent ALM/PPM vendors </li></ul>IDC MarketScape: IT Project and Portfolio Management, 2009 Vendor Shares | Gartner Total AD Software Revenues 2008 - 2013
  8. 8. Summary <ul><li>To meet market demands, executives must harness Agile & Lean practices and mature their adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Gains in productivity, time-to-market and quality pay their own way </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the Agile experience reports of other executives </li></ul><ul><li>Define an Agile rollout plan that establishes pilot teams and program success metrics </li></ul><ul><li>Understand what return to expect on your Agile investment - Download the Agile Impact Report </li></ul><ul><li>Seek out your peers to discuss what they are doing - Attend an Agile Executive Forum </li></ul>© 2010 Rally Software Development, Inc.

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