A lot has been written about the Agile practice, worldwide as well as in Europe. Agile is more and more discussed as a state of business mind and a methodology for organisations to achieve results in projects and programs faster and more efficiently. As a result, Agile practices are experiencing a growing interest during the last years and many organizations have started to adopt them to take advantage of the benefits that they can offer to them as a whole. Unknown to date, however, is how well Agile is integrated within companies around the world and especially in Europe.
The purpose of this project is to create a common initiative between PMI Chapters in Europe to investigate the degree to which the concept of 'Agile' is embedded in companies around the continent on a regular 2-years interval.
A thorough analysis, at a country stage, can uncover the degree of adoption of Agile, outline the understanding of Agile within the organisations, shed light on the barriers vs facilitators that companies encounter and reveal the practices most commonly used. Moreover, a benchmark between country results can offer greater value and a better understanding of the situation by examining possible differences and similarities concerning Agile implementation between European countries and businesses.
The project also serves as a great opportunity for PMI to produce knowledge-sharing material in Europe since, usually, such initiatives are originating in USA.