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VersionOne surveys Agile development for 2015


How popular is the Scrum process?

Source:  VersionOne
Designer: Christopher Seero/TechTarget

It's a Scrum process world, apparently. Before we go any further, did you know that according to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Scrum can mean a way to start a rugby play or a large group of people who are together in one place? But we prefer the British definition of Scrum: madhouse. If you're using an Agile process today, you'll be using Scrum process, according to the 56% of users surveyed by VersionOne, and hopefully it's not a madhouse. The next most popular is a Scrum/XP hybrid, but that was chosen by just 10%. So, what are the least likely to be used? Less than 1% of respondents reported using XP, DSDM/Atern and Agile Unified Process. And just 1% each said they were following feature-driven development or Agile modeling. Just 3% of survey takers said they had no idea what Agile process they were using, and 2% just called it "other."

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That scrum is far outpacing other methods isn't too surprising.  I wonder though what is meant by custom hybrid?
I would say that we do "Scrumban". It works for us. We have iterations, but no hard commitments during those iterations. When we tried to have commitments, we only ended up failing, because throughout hundreds of iterations that our team has been through, we have literally never had one that did not get interrupted by new work/changing priorities. 
I'm skeptical about these survey data. First of all, a process model shouldn't be confused with the real process. It's so easy just to call whatever you have "Scrum" because CIO ordered to "switch to Agile".
And Scrum is the buzz word everyone knows.