When you’re looking to implement something new, where’s the first place you look? I tend to look for industry surveys – usually they give you quick, valuable insight into what others are doing, what went well, what sucked.

Certainly by now you’ve seen the results of our State of Agile Development Survey. As a follow-on, InfoQ’s Craig Smith recently had a chat with VersionOne’s CEO Robert Holler and put together an interesting¬†deep-dive into the topic of agile adoption.

Craig suggested the survey should be renamed the “State of Agile Community Survey,” as it really is a measure of people who know a ton about agile. They’ve made mistakes. They’ve had wins. And they want you to learn from them.

If you’re planning to implement or scale agile, take a few minutes to check out the article – Craig asks some tough questions to help his readers understand:

  • Agile adoption trends: is the glass half-full or half-empty?
  • Are the results in sync with what VersionOne sees in the real world?
  • Why is executive support so important?
  • What can we learn from these results?
  • With management as the initial champions, does this help or hurt agile adoption?
  • What’s the deal with distributed agile?
  • What kind of work needs to be done to overcome chronic cultural barriers?
  • What has VersionOne learned that could be applied to the product?

Read InfoQ’s article here and let us know what you think.