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15th Annual State of Agile Report: Review Findings with Richard Knaster, Chief Scientist @

The State of Agile Report provides key insights from the longest continuous annual survey of Agile techniques and practices. This year’s report highlights important milestones along Agile’s journey from its origins in software development teams to its current widescale enterprise adoption, which aims to drive business value by increasing performance and quality in software development. Watch this webinar to learn about these key findings and more: 

Agile is no longer confined to development teams: In response to the pandemic’s impact on work, Agile methodologies, tools and processes saw a significant increase in adoption across the entire organization, with adoption by non-IT lines of business doubling since last year’s report, and adoption in software development teams increasing from 37% to 86%.

Scrum and SAFe® remain popular: Scrum remains the most popular agile approach, with 66% of respondents identifying it as the methodology most closely followed with a further 15% following Scrum derivations, including ScrumBan (9%) and Scrum/XP (6%). Similarly, the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) continues to be the most popular scalable framework, with almost 40% of respondents identifying it as the one they most closely follow.

DevOps investments are a priority: A full 74% of respondents state they either have a current DevOps initiative or are planning one, continuing the trend of steady growth in organizational recognition and adoption of DevOps solutions.

Value stream management (VSM) gains momentum: VSM continues to be an important focus, with more than half of respondents stating they have implemented or plan to implement VSM across their organization.

Distributed and hybrid workforces are here to stay: More than half of respondents (56%) indicated they prefer a hybrid working arrangement that includes a mix of both office-based and remote work. In comparison, a full 25% say they will work remotely full time and permanently.


15th Annual State of Agile Report: Review Findings with Richard Knaster, Chief Scientist @

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