Automation is key to growth in software development, executives say

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Forty-six percent of software developers see the need to increase capacity with automation as a top concern. Tempo’s time management survey found that managing team capacity is a priority, and software development managers are looking for automation to increase capacity and eliminate wasted time.

Not all companies track their developers ‘and engineers’ time the same way, for the same reasons, and still often use spreadsheets to do so. Manual time logging forces developers to frequently stop work to record activity, which is a waste of time throughout the day.

Each organization surveyed tracks the time developers spend on development projects. Since managing team capacity is a top priority, software development managers turn to automation to eliminate mundane tasks that waste developers’ time. Top issues with IT and software development talent include: wasting time on mundane tasks that don’t add value (56%), needing to increase capacity with automation (46%), using legacy processes that are not reflected in today’s tech landscape (42%), and lacking the talent or ability to perform necessary tasks (39%).

Almost half of the organizations surveyed (44%) track daily time, while another 44% monitor weekly. The high frequency with which surveyed organizations track time indicated the need to have a clear view of how time and effort is being invested – and the need to make time tracking transparent in order to save time each time. day.

Organizations are looking for automation to increase capacity and save time. While the majority of respondents (79%) are already ramping up development and engineering work with automation tools to speed up decision making, this hasn’t fully extended to how time is tracked. . One-third (34%) of respondents still track time manually with spreadsheets, with the remaining two-thirds using either tools developed in-house (41%) or time-tracking software they have purchased (23 %). An automated approach to time tracking has not reached the same level of adoption as other automated software development tools.

While many organizations have automated other aspects of software development, time tracking tends to still be done manually. In order to operate at full capacity, organizations must have a deep understanding of how time is spent, so that they can scale up and adapt as needed to truly optimize time and results.

Tempo recently surveyed 800 organizations in the US and Europe and found that leaders in software development are most concerned about capacity and are turning to automation to eliminate mundane tasks that waste developers’ time.

Read it full report by Tempo.


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