The Agile Crisis

Nearly 20 years after the Agile Manifesto was written, the software development community faces an agile crisis.  The latest Standish CHAOS Report shows that 61% of agile projects are still challenged or failed.  Our teams are not benefiting from agile the way they should.

 Why is this happening?

Agile Crisis - Chart from 2015 Standish CHAOS Report showing 61% of agile projects challenged or failed.
Agile failure reasons from

Agile training often occurs before the team is ready to apply the concepts.  Agile coaching is expensive, and it’s difficult to tell a good coach from a bad one.  A poor agile implementation is even more expensive that a good one, costing you millions in failed projects and lost revenue.

According to the Agile Alliance, lack of experience with agile methods is the most common reason that projects fail. Teams that struggle to apply basic agile practices often run into trouble.

Investing in foundational agile training and competent coaching is “money well spent.”

The lucidLIFT solution: How are we different?

lucidLIFT’s mission is to solve the agile crisis by properly applying agile principles.  We use data and feedback to help teams master agile techniques as quickly as possible, and to sustain high performance indefinitely.

Our Virtual Agile Coach helps your teams continuously improve without the need for ongoing agile coaching.  It stays with your team, monitors your backlogs 24 x 7, increases transparency, alerts you to potential problems, and helps your team continuously achieve new levels of excellence.