Gartner Research

Five Reasons Organizations Fail to Adopt Agile Methods

Published: 09 May 2008

ID: G00155510

Analyst(s): David Norton


For the most part, agile projects are isolated in specific areas of the application and business organizations. Gartner has identified five common patterns of behavior that hinder the widespread adoption of an agile enterprise.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Anti-Pattern No. 1: What's Green, Small and Simple?
  • Anti-Pattern No. 2: Gate Keepers — Halt; Who Goes There?
  • Anti-Pattern No. 3: "Show Me the Money"
  • Anti-Pattern No. 4: For Agile, See Extreme Programming
  • Anti-Pattern No. 5: Business and IT — Better "the Devil You Know"
  • You Can't Manage What You Can't Measure

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