Project Management Institute

How Agile are Companies in Germany?


Until recently, Agile was considered as a set of principles and practices relevant only to software development projects. However, Agile is now spreading to other parts and types of organisations, turning into a growing field of various frameworks and tools. Although everyone refers to the Agile Manifesto, the term “agile” is perceived and, thus, applied differently.

This white paper is an attempt to contribute the agile project management development, offering a system perspective on its implementation aspects. This perspective includes not only agile tools but reasons, project context, project organisation and an alignment on the question “What does “Agile” mean to you?”

The structure and questions of the survey “How agile are companies in Germany?” were based on benchmarking and the scientific literature review.