"Constant, ongoing, business-driven change is expediting the growth of Continuous Delivery practices across multiple industry verticals," said
65 percent of survey respondents indicated they practice Continuous Delivery for at least some projects, with 28 percent of respondents saying they practice it across all their projects. Nearly half of respondents said they believe it has been adopted by their competitors - revealing that software developers, managers and executives view Continuous Delivery as the new normal for software development.
The survey included more than 600 participants across the U.S. and the
Top-line survey findings:
Most respondents are familiar with Continuous Delivery and its associated methodologies:
- Nearly all of the executives and managers surveyed are at least somewhat aware of it (97%), compared to 84% of software developers.
- Developers, managers and executives with 6 to 20 years of work experience claim the most familiarity.
- Continuous Delivery is more familiar to people working on distributed teams than teams in single locations, even though adoption rates are similar between the two groups.
Continuous Delivery is not just for
- While 80% of
Barriers to adoption vary by industry as
- Non-SaaS companies see the integration of automation technologies as the biggest barrier to adoption, indicating more challenging processes across the build and release lifecycle.
Collaboration platforms are critical to Continuous Delivery success
- 95% of respondents view their collaboration platform as important.
- 71% view it as extremely important or very important to success.
- Among respondents from
Corporate culture is least ready for migration to Continuous Delivery
- Only 40% of respondents believe their corporate culture is ready.
- 53% of respondents believe their technology is ready and 59% believe their staff are ready.
"Continuous Delivery might seem like a new concept to some, but at Perforce we've seen customers like
The "Continuous Delivery: The New Normal for Software" report was commissioned by
To learn more about this report, please visit: http://info.perforce.com/continuous-delivery-survey-report.html
Six-hundred respondents participated in the survey. Of the 300 respondents from each country, approximately one-third were individual developers or contributors to software projects, one-third were managers, and one-third were executives.
Functional areas represented included development, QA/release, DevOps, system architects, and IT/management. All respondents were from organisations with more than 100 employees, and their own development organisations.
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