Adoption of Scrum
Coming this spring, Better Software magazine will publish an interview with Ken Schwaber that I conducted. As part of my blog, I will publish a number of excerpts. Here is part 2 0f 5. Enjoy.
KS - The latest data from Forrester says 92% of agile organizations are using Scrum, and I would have expected see 90 to 92% scrum and maybe 85% XP. I think the static is a little funny because it doesn’t say how many organizations are developing software just with Scrum and how many are using modern engineering techniques too. I think if we ask about Scrum combined with modern engineering techniques the answer might be closer to 30 or 40%, which is still pretty reasonable.
I think we have finally turned a corner on people thinking waterfall is a good approach for software development. As long as that type of mentality persisted, there was always the chance that we could have fallen back to a misuse of RUP or strict waterfall again.