These days every company is in the software business. Fast, iterative delivery of high-quality software means better customer engagement and higher satisfaction, so an effective development organization is more important than ever.
But in 2018 software development leaders will face new opportunities and challenges as software technologies and platforms pivot into new areas where traditional skills, programming metaphors, and delivery processes no longer apply.
With our 2018 predictions published today, here’s a sneak peek into what we see ahead for development leaders:
We think 2018 will precipitate a reckoning for many enterprise development shops, who find that they need to initiate a development shop transformation in support of the digital transformation efforts of their digital and business peers. There’s a lot of research in our Modern Application Delivery playbook that can help, and more coming as we adjust our research calendar to help development leaders close gaps in skills, processes, culture and technology.
It should be fun!
(This post originally appeared on the Forrester Research blog, which can be viewed here).
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