15 Amazing Statistics about Agile Project Management

It doesn’t matter if the shift is towards business agility in its entirety or just toward agile project budgets. The Agile mindset is permeating all businesses, large and small, both locally and internationally.
Agile is a traditional software development philosophy that emphasizes:
It is a philosophy that has been adopted by a subset of project management methods, including Crystal Dynamic Systems Development Method DSDM, Adaptive Software Development Method (ASD), Extreme Programming(XP), Feature Driven Development (FDD), Kanban (depending how you use it), Scrum, and Scrum.

I wanted to compile a list of the top Agile project management statistics that we have seen in 2017, and the ones that will continue affecting the industry in 2018 due to the increased emphasis on Agile in the project manager community, in project management tools, as well as in projects now outside of IT (like Agile Marketing).
Let’s get started with that thought in mind!
Agile project management statistics
1. Nearly three quarters (71%) report that they use Agile approaches sometimes, often or always. Source: Project Management Institute
2. Microsoft Project is the most widely used project management software, while Atlassian Jira for Agile-specific tools is the most preferred. (Source: Capterra)
3. According to Gartner Hype Cycle Agile project management has reached the peak of overexaggerated expectations. In other words, problems associated with Agile will begin to be better known to the PM community. (Source: Gartner)
4. More than a third (34%) of projects are not baselined at the planning phase. (Source: Wellingtone)
5. In New Zealand, 80% rely on PRINCE2 guidelines. (Source: KPMG)
6. 27.4% of manufacturing companies rely only on Agile (source: LiquidPlanner). 56.6% rely upon a combination of methods.
7. The average Agile project manager salary in the United States is $84,134 (Source: Glassdoor)
8. Sixty-three percent of respondents to a study on failed Agile implementations attributed the failures to the clash between their business culture and Agile’s business philosophy. (Source: VersionOne)
9. 76% of Belgian and Dutch businesses believe that Agile projects will surpass Waterfall projects by 2020. (Source: KPMG)
10. Traditional projects are 28% less successful than agile projects. (Source: PwC)
11. In 2017, the U.S. government lost $32 Billion to failed IT projects. Software Solutions Symposium.
12. 93% of communications service providers (CSPs), which have adopted bimodal IT, rely on Agile project management methods. (Source: Gartner)
13. 50% of team members are more motivated by team success than the company’s (27%) and individual’s (23%) personal goals. (Source: Atlassian)
14. Artificial intelligence will automate 80% routine Agile work by 2030. Source: Smarter with Gartner
15. For women, the average salary for an Agile software developer in the United States is $93,439 This figure rises to $101,584 for men each year. (Source: Payscale)
More resources or statistics on Agile project management?
These statistics do not cover Agile project management in its entirety. They also do not touch complex topics like #NoEstimates. (If you have statistics related to this debate, please drop them down below!
These statistics are fascinating to me. Did any of these statistics surprise you? Do you have any statistics to share? Comment below to share your thoughts.
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