AGILE DEVELOPMENT INCREASES PRODUCTIVITY AND QUALITY BY 25-40%
“Done right, Agile results in higher productivity, fewer defects, and less waste (25-40% improvement)- according to SLIM industry data from QSM Associates. But metrics also show what happens when it’s NOT done right – and that’s good, because that’s where continuous improvement lies.”
— Michael Mah, Managing Partner (& Agile Metrics guru), QSM Associates Inc.
AGILITY GENERATES 30% HIGHER PROFITS
“An overwhelming majority of executives (88%) cite organisational agility as key to global success. Other studies support this idea as well: research conducted at MIT suggests that agile firms grow revenue 37% faster and generate 30% higher profits than non-agile.
Yet most companies admit they are not flexible enough to compete successfully.
Internal barriers stall agile change efforts.
The main obstacles to improved business responsiveness are slow decision-making, conflicting departmental goals and priorities, risk-averse cultures and silo-based information.
Technology can play an important supporting role in enabling organisations to become more agile companies.”
— Report by The Economist magazine