In today’s environment, software development excellence is becoming even more critical for business success. Over the past few months, we’ve seen organizations realize that their future success depends on taking advantage of technology to rethink business models, innovate, and improve processes to better serve employees and customers. The reality is many companies across different industries are becoming software companies. According to a recent study by McKinsey & Company:Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance, there are currently over 20 million software engineers worldwide, and over 50 percent of these developers are working at organizations outside of the tech industry.
The most successful organizations understand that transforming into software companies cannot be achieved solely through the introduction of new technologies; rather, it requires a deep focus on supporting the people who will catalyze change and create the new value they seek.
In this same study, McKinsey concluded that business leaders need to empower the people behind software development – the developers – to unlock their productivity and innovation, in what the industry has started referring to asDeveloper Velocity.
What is Developer Velocity?
Developer Velocity means driving business performance through software development by empowering developers, creating the right environment for them to innovate, and removing points of friction.
Developer Velocity isn’t just about increasing speed of software delivery but it’s also about unleashing developer ingenuity – turning developer teams’ ideas into software that supports the needs of your customers and the goals of your business.