We often hear that agile is great for simple situations but as soon as you face compliancy issues that it doesn’t work. Is it possible to be agile when you face regulatory compliance, such as PCI and FDA compliancy? Is it possible to be agile when you face organizational compliance, such as working in a CMMI regime? Important questions that we decided to look into.
The following diagram summarizes the responses to our question around agile teams and compliance from our 2016 Agility at Scale study. As you can see, 62% of respondents indicated that their agile team faced some form of regulatory compliance, 20% some form of organizational compliance, and 15% said both. In fact, two-thirds of agile teams operate under one or more compliancy requirements.
For further reading about compliancy, please read our detailed blog posting Agile and Regulatory Compliance.