Methods Used for Product Development
Our market research in 2013 illustrates that Blended (one that incorporates some waterfall and some Agile) is chosen most often (43%) by our survey respondents as the methods used for product development to develop products, regardless of company size. The next most popular choice is Agile (30%). Waterfall is a far less popular choice (13%) (see Figure below). In last year’s survey, the Blended methodology was also the most popular choice (52%), but Waterfall came in second (18%) and Agile received only 13%.
Which of the following methodologies best describes the way your organization develops products?
Of the respondents that identify using a Lean methodology, a large majority (75%), identify using a startup Lean method, while only 25% said they use another type of Lean methodology.
Of the respondents that identify using a Blended or Agile methodology, a large majority (83%), identify using a Scrum method, while only 7% say they use Extreme programming, and the remaining 10% identified another type of Blended or Agile methodology.
Next week’s post will overlay size of company and illustrates how a company’s size impacts product development method selection.