Software Development Delivery Best Practices

How to Become a Master at Software Delivery

How to Become a Master at Software DeliveryHow to Become a Master at Software Delivery

With quality software proving essential for positive customer experiences and digital transformations, organizations must overhaul their development practices.

Customer FocusCustomer Focus

47% of the business and IT executives surveyed said software development is essential in successfully delivering a better customer experience, up from 34% who said this in 2015.

Market AssessmentMarket Assessment

46% said software development is essential in successfully driving growth and expanding within current markets, up from 30% who felt this way two years ago.

Tools for TransitionTools for Transition

45% of the executives surveyed said software development is essential for a successful digital transformation, up from 32% who said this in 2015.

Business Improvement PrioritiesBusiness Improvement Priorities

Making security a more embedded part of software development: 44%,
Designing apps and systems with better quality and consistency: 41%,
Gaining greater insight into customer needs to improve app performance: 40%

Room for ImprovementRoom for Improvement

Only 28% of the executives surveyed rated their organization as “very effective” in the continuous delivery of software, and just 32% provided the same assessment of their ability to be productive via DevOps automation.

Reactive PositionReactive Position

Just 24% “strongly agree” that their IT operation uses analytics to evolve from break-fix approaches to continuous improvement.

The Best and the Rest: Outstanding DeliveryThe Best and the Rest: Outstanding Delivery

61% of executives at companies considered “masters” in software development and delivery said their firm understands what customers need and strives to deliver the best customer experiences. Just 22% of those at “mainstream” organizations agree.

The Best and the Rest: Prime ProductThe Best and the Rest: Prime Product

53% of the executives surveyed at masters said their IT department is “very effective” at delivering apps with improved quality and consistency, but only 24% of those at mainstream companies said this.

The Best and the Rest: Optimal AlignmentThe Best and the Rest: Optimal Alignment

52% of those at masters said their IT department is “very effective” at prioritizing software development according to business goals, compared to just 15% of those at mainstream organizations who claimed this.

The Best and the Rest: Worth the WaitThe Best and the Rest: Worth the Wait

49% of executives at masters said their senior business management understands the importance of not compromising software quality or security for time-to-market, but only 15% of those at mainstream organizations said this was the case.

The Best and the Rest: TeamworkThe Best and the Rest: Teamwork

47% of executives at masters said their company’s culture and practices support collaboration throughout development, operations and IT security, but just 17% of those at mainstream organizations claimed this.

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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