For those of you who are Star Trek fans you’ve likely been seeing ads for this t-shirt on your social media feeds. It is an apt metaphor for the empirical approach that we take with Disciplined Agile – we regularly run studies to explore what is actually going on out there on agile teams, we gather data, as opposed to pouting some of the wishful thinking (spreading lore) that we often hear from consultants and vendors.
We are currently running an agile mini-survey of only 6 questions, so this will take you a few minutes at most to fill out, exploring some important issues about agile adoption within your organizations. We hope that you choose to invest a few minutes of your valuable time to fill it out, and thank you in advance for doing so.
What Will We Do With the Results?
As you already know the surveys that we run are completely open – We share the source data (without identifying information), the questions as they were originally asked, and a Powerpoint deck summarizing our interesting findings after the survey has closed. In fact, we have the results from dozens of previous studies posted at the IT Surveys page for you to take a look at.
We also write blogs discussing the results. For example, for the 2016 Agile Scaling survey that we ran in November, we published several blogs:
- Can you outsource and still be agile?
- Do agile teams take on hard problems?
- Do agile teams face regulatory compliance?
- How “whole” are agile teams in practice?
- How geographically distributed are agile teams in practice?
- How large are agile teams in practice?
- Do agile teams pay down technical debt in practice?
Recently, we’ve created a new infographic summarizing the results of the study. If you click on the thumbnail below it will take you to the page where you can download a high-resolution PDF of it. This infographic is only available to members of the Disciplined Agile Consortium (DAC).
Where Can You Get the T-Shirt?
If you’re interested in the T-Shirt, it is a time limited offering on Teespring.