Why Unclear Directives Hinder App Development

Why Unclear Directives Hinder App Development

Why Unclear Directives Hinder App DevelopmentWhy Unclear Directives Hinder App Development

App developers struggle to understand unclear requirements and are often put in a holding pattern because of changing expectations and a lengthy approval process.

Fuzzy NotionFuzzy Notion

42% of application development and delivery professionals are unable to keep up with new and changing requirements, and 40% struggle to understand unclear requirements.


41% are held back by long documentation and approval processes, and 41% lack coordination among groups.

Ongoing ConcernOngoing Concern

67% encounter problems due to missed requirements at least biweekly, and 88% do so at least quarterly.

Corrective Action: Assessment SessionCorrective Action: Assessment Session

As a result of missed requirements, 49% are using app analytics to gather direct feedback from real users to improve customer satisfaction.

Corrective Action: Product UpgradeCorrective Action: Product Upgrade

47% are investing in better tooling solutions to support the requirements process.

Corrective Action: Back to SchoolCorrective Action: Back to School

42% are providing requirements/analysis training for team members.

Corrective Action: End GameCorrective Action: End Game

42% are managing scope in terms of outcomes, not requirements.

Corrective Action: Constructive ConversationCorrective Action: Constructive Conversation

38% are taking advantage of user stories and collaborative discussions to better understand needs.

Top Benefits of Meeting RequirementsTop Benefits of Meeting Requirements

Improved business/IT alignment: 65%, Increased customer satisfaction: 63%, Faster time-to-market: 57%

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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