Agile Management Tools Promote Successful Agile Projects According to Survey
The results of the 6th Annual State of Agile Development survey, sponsored by VersionOne, reveal several interesting trends among the agile community.
Based on more than 6,000 responses, the survey findings show that software tools purpose-built for agile management are in high-demand among respondents with multiple agile projects, and their use promotes more successful agile projects.
“The results of our annual survey revealed several interesting trends. Among them is evidence that project management tools built specifically for agile are highly effective at enabling success with agile projects”
Agile Projects Benefit from Agile Management Tools
Agile Management Tools Support SuccessIt’s no surprise to existing users of agile management tools, but now there’s proof that using agile management tools to manage projects makes a successful agile team even more effective. According to the survey, organizations that use agile management tools report higher-quality software with more predictable product delivery and success across 12 project metrics than those who do not. Top-three findings:
- 92 percent said agile management tools improved their ability to manage changing priorities
- 85 percent said agile management tools improved their project visibility
- 77 percent said using agile management tools enhanced software quality
“The results of our annual survey revealed several interesting trends. Among them is evidence that project management tools built specifically for agile are highly effective at enabling success with agile projects,” said Robert Holler, President and CEO, VersionOne.
“Survey respondents have discovered that as projects become more complex, spreadsheets and other traditional project management tools become less effective. Specialized tools like VersionOne are designed to easily handle today’s accelerated, rapidly changing software development processes. Unlike traditional project management tools, VersionOne provides real-time project status and insight, empowering organizations to take multiple projects from idea to delivered product in a very short time-frame.”
The sixth annual “State of Agile Development” survey was conducted between July 22nd and November 1st, 2011. Sponsored by VersionOne, respondents were recruited from a variety of software development industry channels. The data was analyzed and prepared into a summary report by Analysis.Net Research. A total of 6,042 responses were received.
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