The rate of Agile adoption across Africa and the Middle East has generally trailed behind the rest of the world.
Perhaps there is no better reflection of this than the fact that respondents from Africa made up just 2% of the respondents surveyed for the 14th Annual State of Agile Report.
We believe that Agile delivers results. We are convinced that Agile produces higher revenue growth for organizations, greater customer satisfaction, happier and more engaged employees, and speed to market which matches constantly evolving consumer needs.
Most importantly we are convinced that Agile prepares and positions organizations to respond to the highly complex and unpredictable operating environments that prevail in this age in which we find ourselves.
So we ask ourselves, why are we not seeing a greater adoption of Agile practices and principles within Africa and the Middle East? What are the challenges, mindsets, and ways of working peculiar to this region and how are they having an impact on the spread of Agile in Africa? Where are the success stories?
In order to attempt to answer these questions, we decided to begin to have a series of conversations which will encompass the views and perspectives of Agile thought leaders and experts across Africa and the world, with executives and business leaders in the private and public sector.
Having these conversations and many more will enable us to understand the current state of Agile within Africa and the Middle East and will enable us to begin to gain insights into the future of Agile in Africa and indeed, to begin to take deliberate action to shape that future.