Measuring the Success of Agile Adoption

If you want to measure your agile adoption, start by getting clear on the goals for that agile adoption in the first place. Remember, different stakeholders probably value human, business, and process benefits differently. Since the best data will take a long time to get, measure leading indicators until you get the better data.

Take big industry surveys on the success of Agile with a grain of salt. Even when the research methodology is good (which is rare), how they define key concepts like ‘success’ and ‘Agile’ may be very different from the ‘Agile’ you’re considering and the ‘success’ you’re hoping for.

In this episode, Richard and Peter take on two related questions: “Can those Agile success surveys be believed?” and “How should we think about measuring the success of our own Agile adoption?”

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