Enterprises competing in an increasingly digital economy must simultaneously improve performance on four levels. They need to increase speed to market for customer-facing products, improve flexibility in business-supporting capabilities, boost product quality, and raise financial performance. Agile and DevOps practices are critical to achieving these four goals and to maintaining competitive resilience.
A new ISG Insights study, “Agile and DevOps in 2019: Enterprise Culture is Key” uses a combination of primary research, insights from the study’s 300+ participants, practical advice from ISG advisors and predictions from enterprise digital transformation leaders to provide a 360-degree view of where companies are in their development journeys, and how they perceive their Agile and DevOps capabilities now and in two years.
Based on years of client interactions and this study’s findings, ISG knows:
One of the most interesting findings to come out of the study is that 59 percent of those who consider their development projects predominantly Agile say they can create new products faster. The study findings show that enterprises in all industries and geographies are prioritizing the creation and launch of products and the simplification of processes (Figure 1).
Figure 1: What are the top three business outcomes you hope to achieve by adopting Agile/DevOps?
Source: ISG Insights 2018 Agile and DevOps in Enterprises Study, n=322
Speed in responding to the market or business, testing ideas, launching capabilities and providing simplified processes to the consumer and customer bases are the key aims for organizations using Agile and DevOps. The business aim is to reap financial rewards more rapidly.
The full study reveals many more interesting findings about the current use of Agile and DevOps in enterprises.
Where Are Enterprises Taking Agile and DevOps?