Agile project methods are continuing to become a standard with many organization (though “Agile” itself doesn’t denote a standard method) and the results are generally positive. As we work on the update to the Integrated Quality Suites MQ, data is matching what I see on client calls.
Agile is still often loosely defined in many companies with the core concept being an iterative approach to development that plans the project details in monthly (roughly) chunks. There are still wide variations as to which specific processes are being brought in beyond the planning process and reporting. This leads to mixed results and can increase stress and chaos among team members but generally is producing positive benefits.