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According to the 2012 CHAOS report, Agile succeeds three times more often than waterfall.

Because the use of Agile methodologies helps companies work more efficiently and deliver winning results, Agile adoption is constantly increasing. There have been some significant increases in all aspects of agile adoption from 2011 to 2012.

Here are a 10 of our favorite Agile-related statistics for 2012

– 49% of businesses say most of their company is using Agile development

– 52 % of customers are happy or very happy with Agile projects

– More than 50% of managers and customers agree that prioritizing customer demands is the biggest Agile challenge

– There was 15% increase in the number of respondents who work where there are at least 5 Agile teams from 2011 to 2012

– The number of those who plan to implement agile development in future projects has increased from 59% in 2011 to 83% in 2012.

– Most Agile-savvy groups are ScrumMasters and Project Managers (57%)

– Least Agile savvy groups are Product Owners (3%) and Executives (2%)

– The most popular Agile method used is Scrum (52%)

– The use of Agile project management tools has jumped by 8%

– 52% of companies state the the biggest barrier to Agile adoption is the inability to change organizational culture.

Survey conducted by Serena Software at the Agile 2012 Conference in Dallas
7th State of Agile Development Survey by VersionOne

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