where 75% of agile professionals would answer as being extremely important to their work. Respondents who answered "not very important" or "not important at all" accounted for only 2%. While there were over 200 people who responded, I do not consider this conclusive data. However, it is certainly data to consider. Table 1 illustrates the spread of answers across all 5 categories.
Table 1: Importance of CM tools (e.g., Version Control) for Agile projects
Another interesting result from this survey is the distribution of those that answered "extremely important" appears to vary by age in a telling way. The chart below indicates that older Agile professionals find more importance in CM tools. About 67% of those in the 18-24 age category find CM tools extremely important. Of those in the 25-34 age