COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a health emergency worldwide. As the impact of the crisis continues to mount leaders across industries are moving promptly to protect employees and build resilience.
According to Digital.ai’s survey in mid-May 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic has affected many companies Agile adoption.
1. 55% say their company plans to increase the use of Agile in the next 12-14 months. This is an increase of 13% over the original survey completed just five months ago.
2. 43% of organizations say their momentum for Agile adoption has increased over the past 90 days, with 15% saying it has increased significantly.
3. 33% say they increased or expanded Agile adoption in the last 90 days to help manage distributed teams.
While we cannot predict how long COVID-19 will last, it seems inevitable that many organizations will be working remotely for the foreseeable future. When implemented efficiently, an agile approach can help remote teams function effectively and build resilience for the future.
Following the pandemic, WFH more frequently (perhaps 2-3 days per week) may be the new norm for many companies, as this could improve cost efficiencies and prove that an agile, remote working model is productive.