Poll Finds Modular and Agile Approaches are Complementary

Part 2 of a 2-part special report

From FierceGovernmentIT | August 22, 2013

The compatibility of modular and Agile isn’t just an intuition—a new Market Connections-FierceGovernmentIT PulsePoll shows that government government agencies that use modular for major IT projects are also more likely to use Agile for software development.

Among those respondents who said their agency had gone modular for all major IT projects, 47% reported Agile development in a major IT project, while among those who said their agency has adopted modular for some major It projects, 44% said Agile has been used in a major IT project.

Overall, 34% of respondents said their agency has used Agile in a major IT project, and 66% said their agency hasn’t used it in a major IT project.

Adoption of modular or Agile leads agencies to be more likely to use formal metrics, such as meeting schedule milestones, technical metrics, customer satisfaction surveys and financial ROI analysis. End users might be happy to know that in either case, their satisfaction is of greater concern to agencies that have adopted modular or Agile when compared to the baseline of all agencies.

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