Agile security enhances the primary ability to respond to the business challenges resulting from the current pandemic disruption, reveals a recent Digital.ai study.
The execution of agile security enhances the key potentials that are needed to respond to the ongoing business challenges resulting from the global pandemic. This came up with recent research by Digital.ai in association with CollabNet VersionOne for its “State of Agile” report.
About 60% of the IT professionals indicated that agile adoption has helped them increasing speed to market. Another set of surveyed professionals (about 41%) agreed that they can manage the distributed teams better now. Almost 58% of the workers said agile had improved their teams’ productivity.
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The study analyzed the agile adoption approach and impact of COVID-19 across organizations – with opinions from over 1,100 IT and security professionals across different industry verticals and roles globally.
Undoubtedly, such practices are priceless amid tricky times across the world. Some of the principle highlights from the survey on how the pandemic’s long-term remaining has affected the agile adoption of businesses are –
- Almost 55% reported their company plans to augment Agile usage in the next 12-14 months. This is a remarkable increase of 13% from the original survey that was conducted previously.
- About 43% of companies noted that their momentum for agile acceptance has surged currently. However, 15% said it had amplified significantly.
- Roughly 33% of the IT professionals noted that they had expanded and increased agile adoption from the initial stage of the pandemic to tackle the widely distributed teams.
Indeed, risk and compliance are rolling to trend upward because the value of identifying or measuring technical risk before the deployment has increased by 54%. Besides, the criticality of automated audit compliance, as well as authorization across control, has increased by 10% year-over-year.
In fact, given the present market scenario, the Scaled Agile Framework, SAFe® is still the most popularly used scaling method by organizations. It has increased by 5% from the last year and exceeding the second most preferred choice, Scrum@Scale – with nearly 19%.
In this matter, Kim Gokce, Sr. Director of IT Capabilities at The Coca-Cola Company explained in the company blog – “Our all-in move to the cloud in recent years allowed us to go to fully virtualized in one day…Our people showcased their agility in immediately reorganizing the work. For me, it was a ‘burn the ships’ moment on our journey to agility.”