The New Normal for Software Development

Continuous Delivery is rapidly becoming the new normal for software development. Adoption rates are soaring. However, our survey data suggests that definitions of Continuous Delivery vary. Some respondents view Continuous Delivery as automation related, while others see it as related to continuity, time, or process.

Respondents perceive faster time to market and better quality of product as the most compelling reasons to adopt Continuous Delivery. And while they view technology, not people, as the biggest barrier to moving to Continuous Delivery, they believe that their organizations’ corporate culture is least ready to make the move.

To accelerate the momentum around Continuous Delivery adoption, software development organizations need more education about what Continuous Delivery is and best practices for overcoming the barriers to full adoption.