Gartner Research

Create Awesome Software Using Agile Practices

Published: 23 March 2018

ID: G00350921

Analyst(s): Bill Holz , Peter Hyde


Since its creation in 2001, the Manifesto for Agile Software Development has provided the foundation to drive rapid modernization in the industry. This research provides technical professionals with an assessment of proven agile practices that enable better business and customer outcomes.

Table Of Contents


  • What Is Agile?
  • Achieving the Benefits of Agile
  • Frameworks, Methodologies and Practices
    • Scrum
    • Kanban
    • Extreme Programming
    • Lean
  • Constructing a Process Pipeline
  • Adopting Agile
  • Scaling Agile
  • Agile Misconceptions
    • Myth 1: Agile Is a Silver Bullet
    • Myth 2: Agile Means No Documentation
    • Myth 3: Agile Means No Architecture and No Design
    • Myth 4: Agile Does Not Scale
    • Myth 5: Agile Means No Planning
    • Myth 6: Adopting an Agile Framework Makes You Agile
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


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