Version One recently released their 11th annual State of Agile Development survey results. This survey asks people why their organizations are trying agile, what methods/tools/processes are they using, and where they’re getting stuck.

Over the last 10 years, the barriers have remained more or less the same:

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These barriers are not ‘agile problems’, yet we still cling to our linear change models, and fall into the trap of trying to manage transformations the same way we manage an infrastructure project for moving a bunch of printers.

I recently published an article for Better Software magazine and you can read it on Sticky Minds about how we could look at transformation differently by taking inspiration from how social change happens.

Read the article

Read the article

Watch the Agile Montreal Keynote

This was also the topic for a keynote I delivered for Agile Montreal last November.

Jason Little
Author, Lean Change Management at Leanintuit
I began my career as a web developer when Cold Fusion roamed the earth. Over the following years, I moved into management, Agile Coaching and consulting. The bumps and bruises I collected along the way helped me realize that helping organizations adopt Agile practices was less about the practices, and all about change.
In 2008 I attended an experiential learning conference (AYE) about how people experience change and since then, I’ve been writing, and speaking, all over the world about helping organizations discover more effective practices for managing organizational change.