In the past year of navigating an unprecedented pandemic, organizations across all industries were forced to pivot their business and operating models to adapt to rapid technological change. Many companies quickly started investing in and practicing Agile development methods. While this wave of Agile adoption set the foundation for transformational change, the reality is most companies didn’t fully accomplish what they set out to with Agile.
In fact, our research shows that going into the pandemic 40% of organizations felt highly agile when it came to flexibly making changes—that number has dropped to just 18% today. For the small few that seem to have cracked the code, Agile is working and they’re in a process of ongoing, continuous improvement centered around experimentation, collaboration, iteration, and a focus on the customer.