The Plateau of Agile Development
Anyone with an ear to the software development world knows that Agile Development and DevOps are the hottest buzzwords out there – the phenomenon du jour. It’s no wonder either. As the customer-centric era of digital disruption spans on, enterprises are forced to innovate at ever increasing speeds. Agility and continuous testing are a must for survival.
Short intro: What is Agile Methodology?
Why has Agile development plateaued?
The chart depicts the rate of Agile adoption within a seven year period. In 2006 Agile methodology began to pick up speed, reaching a peak in 2009. From there however, the use of Agile methodologies has not shown further increase.
Let’s break it down to the basics to make sure we are all on the same page. What is a system of engagement? A company’s systems of engagement are their applications for consumer interaction and customer-facing innovation. They are the public user interfaces like mobile apps, webpages for online transactions, etc.
On the other hand you have the systems of record. Systems of record are the backend applications that form the heart of the company. They are the large, stable applications that are critical to keeping the day to day processes of a business running – everything from accounting and payment processing to customer databases.