I’ve just come across a very interesting – and saddening – article by Scott Ambler over at Dr Dobbs. It’s nominally about Agile, but it begins with a survey he conducted among experienced IT pros, about how easy it is to work with key IT functions and how much value they are perceived as adding. Here are the results:
|Function||Perceived Ease of Collaboration||Perceived Value|
As the scale was +10 to -10, this basically means that hardly anyone is doing more than, as Scott observes, ‘muddling along’. We aren’t (perceived as) doing better than neutral – scarcely adding value, and not exactly a positive experience to work with.