VersionOne recently released the full data report from the 2nd Annual "State of Agile Development" survey. Results can be found at http://www.VersionOne.com/agilesurvey. The survey was conducted this past summer (2007) and received almost 1,700 completed surveys from 71 countries. The survey highlights some key aspects of Agile Development including:
  • Teams practicing Agile Development are getting larger and more distributed
  • 31% of respondents are from development groups with over 250 people
  • 74% of respondents are from development groups with over 20 people
  • Agile development is delivering meaningful and measurable business results. Respondents reporting specific improvements greater than 10% include:
    • Increased Productivity – 90% of respondents
    • Reduced Software Defects – 85% of respondents
    • Accelerated Time-to-Market – 83% of respondents
    • Reduced Cost – 66% of respondents
Highlights and a link to the download can be found at http://www.VersionOne.com/agilesurvey.