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The results of the 2018 State of Agile survey (StateOfAgile.com) have just been released.  This survey, while not particularly scientific in its approach, is a widely read and frequently quoted survey of what people are actually doing on a variety Read more…


For those of you who are Star Trek fans you’ve likely been seeing ads for this t-shirt on your social media feeds.  It is an apt metaphor for the empirical approach that we take with Disciplined Agile – we regularly Read more…


The quick answer is no, that’s an incredibly bad idea. We ran a study in February 2017, the 2017 Agile Governance survey, to explore the issues around governance of agile teams. This study found that the majority of agile teams were Read more…


For the major of teams the answer is yes.  We ran a survey in February 2017, the 2017 Agile Governance survey, to explore the issues around governance of agile teams.  As you can see in the following diagram, 78% of Read more…


We are often told that agile teams should be whole, that they should have sufficient people, funding, and skills to fulfill their mission.  The idea is that this reduces the dependencies that your team has on others, enabling them to Read more…


Many people, particularly those new to agile, will tell you that agile teams must be small and co-located.  That is certainly a smart way of organizing a team, but is isn’t required.  In fact agile teams are more likely to Read more…


During the first week of August we ran a mini-survey exploring whether or not teams have fixed iteration lengths.  It was motivated by a question about the results of our Agile Cadences and Technical Debt Survey we ran earlier this year. Read more…


Hi Mark, Are you guys able to quote any studies in your book on the increase in effectiveness that can be achieved by establishing permanent dedicated cross-functional teams as opposed to teams that get torn down and re-assembled for each project? Read more…

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