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Developer velocity

Drive innovation and business performance by empowering your developer teams.

Outperform the market. Increase innovation.

Software development is at the core of how organisations run. Increasing developer velocity is critical to driving business performance. It’s about creating the right environment and removing points of friction for developers to innovate.

Power up your developer teams to drive your business forward

Build productively

Ensure that your developers have the right tools and the right skills for the job.

Collaborate globally and securely

Create an environment where developers collaborate and contribute to software development securely.

Scale innovation

Support the changing needs of your business – including expanding to new geographies and responding to spikes in customer demand.

Organisations with developer velocity in the top quartile achieve:1

4-5 times

faster revenue growth

55 per cent

higher innovation

1McKinsey & Company: Driving business outcomes through Developer Velocity 2020 and McKinsey Developer Velocity Survey, Expert Interview

Get a quick check of your developer velocity

Answer five simple questions to get a quick look at the status of your organisation’s developer velocity and basic recommendations to help you accelerate it.

What’s your organisation’s level of adoption of public cloud?
What’s your organisation’s level of adoption of development tools, including tools for planning, developing, delivery, operation, collaboration and communication?
What’s your organisation’s level of adoption of development tools, including tools for planning, developing, delivery, operation, collaboration and communication?
What’s your organisation’s capability to empower teams, regardless of their coding ability, to build business applications with low-code tools?
What’s your organisation’s capability to empower teams, regardless of their coding ability, to build business applications with low-code tools?
What’s your organisation’s capability to empower teams, regardless of their coding ability, to build business applications with low-code tools?
What’s your organisation’s capability to empower teams, regardless of their coding ability, to build business applications with low-code tools?
How would you rate your practices around open-source software contribution?
How would you rate your practices around open-source software contribution?
How would you rate your practices around open-source software contribution?
How would you rate your practices around open-source software contribution?
How would you rate your practices around open-source software contribution?
How would you rate your practices around open-source software contribution?
How would you rate your practices around open-source software contribution?
How would you rate your practices around open-source software contribution?
How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement on your organisation’s culture?<br /><i>There is high trust, inclusiveness and psychological safety to openly discuss failures within the team and the broad organisation to share learnings.</i>
How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement on your organisation’s culture?<br /><i>There is high trust, inclusiveness and psychological safety to openly discuss failures within the team and the broad organisation to share learnings.</i>
How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement on your organisation’s culture?<br /><i>There is high trust, inclusiveness and psychological safety to openly discuss failures within the team and the broad organisation to share learnings.</i>
How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement on your organisation’s culture?<br /><i>There is high trust, inclusiveness and psychological safety to openly discuss failures within the team and the broad organisation to share learnings.</i>
How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement on your organisation’s culture?<br /><i>There is high trust, inclusiveness and psychological safety to openly discuss failures within the team and the broad organisation to share learnings.</i>
How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement on your organisation’s culture?<br /><i>There is high trust, inclusiveness and psychological safety to openly discuss failures within the team and the broad organisation to share learnings.</i>
How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement on your organisation’s culture?<br /><i>There is high trust, inclusiveness and psychological safety to openly discuss failures within the team and the broad organisation to share learnings.</i>
How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement on your organisation’s culture?<br /><i>There is high trust, inclusiveness and psychological safety to openly discuss failures within the team and the broad organisation to share learnings.</i>
How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement on your organisation’s culture?<br /><i>There is high trust, inclusiveness and psychological safety to openly discuss failures within the team and the broad organisation to share learnings.</i>
How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement on your organisation’s culture?<br /><i>There is high trust, inclusiveness and psychological safety to openly discuss failures within the team and the broad organisation to share learnings.</i>
How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement on your organisation’s culture?<br /><i>There is high trust, inclusiveness and psychological safety to openly discuss failures within the team and the broad organisation to share learnings.</i>
How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement on your organisation’s culture?<br /><i>There is high trust, inclusiveness and psychological safety to openly discuss failures within the team and the broad organisation to share learnings.</i>
How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement on your organisation’s culture?<br /><i>There is high trust, inclusiveness and psychological safety to openly discuss failures within the team and the broad organisation to share learnings.</i>
How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement on your organisation’s culture?<br /><i>There is high trust, inclusiveness and psychological safety to openly discuss failures within the team and the broad organisation to share learnings.</i>
How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement on your organisation’s culture?<br /><i>There is high trust, inclusiveness and psychological safety to openly discuss failures within the team and the broad organisation to share learnings.</i>
How strongly do you agree or disagree with the following statement on your organisation’s culture?<br /><i>There is high trust, inclusiveness and psychological safety to openly discuss failures within the team and the broad organisation to share learnings.</i>

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Very high

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: High

Consider investing in these areas:

Organisation’s culture: Organisations that enable software teams to experiment, fail and learn in a safe environment see consistently better results.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: High

Consider investing in these areas:

Open source/inner source: For organisations that already have a strong developer velocity score, open-source adoption is a major accelerator. The data shows that for companies that are in the top quartile for developer velocity, adoption of open source has three times the impact on innovation compared with companies in other quartiles.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Medium

Consider investing in these areas:

Open source/inner source: For organisations that already have a strong developer velocity score, open-source adoption is a major accelerator. The data shows that for companies that are in the top quartile for developer velocity, adoption of open source has three times the impact on innovation compared with companies in other quartiles.

Organisation’s culture: Organisations that enable software teams to experiment, fail and learn in a safe environment see consistently better results.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: High

Consider investing in these areas:

Low-code/no-code tools: Business users outside of IT are now building applications using low-code and no-code tools. Companies that empower teams – regardless of their coding ability – with these technologies score 33 per cent higher on innovation compared with companies in the bottom quartile for developer velocity.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Medium

Consider investing in these areas:

Low-code/no-code tools: Business users outside of IT are now building applications using low-code and no-code tools. Companies that empower teams – regardless of their coding ability – with these technologies score 33 per cent higher on innovation compared with companies in the bottom quartile for developer velocity.

Organisation’s culture: Organisations that enable software teams to experiment, fail and learn in a safe environment see consistently better results.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Medium

Consider investing in these areas:

Low-code/no-code tools: Business users outside of IT are now building applications using low-code and no-code tools. Companies that empower teams – regardless of their coding ability – with these technologies score 33 per cent higher on innovation compared with companies in the bottom quartile for developer velocity.

Open source/inner source: For organisations that already have a strong developer velocity score, open-source adoption is a major accelerator. The data shows that for companies that are in the top quartile for developer velocity, adoption of open source has three times the impact on innovation compared with companies in other quartiles.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Low

Consider investing in these areas:

Low-code/no-code tools: Business users outside of IT are now building applications using low-code and no-code tools. Companies that empower teams – regardless of their coding ability – with these technologies score 33 per cent higher on innovation compared with companies in the bottom quartile for developer velocity.

Open source/inner source: For organisations that already have a strong developer velocity score, open-source adoption is a major accelerator. The data shows that for companies that are in the top quartile for developer velocity, adoption of open source has three times the impact on innovation compared with companies in other quartiles.

Organisation’s culture: Organisations that enable software teams to experiment, fail and learn in a safe environment see consistently better results.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: High

Consider investing in these areas:

Development tools: The number one driver of business performance is best-in-class developer tools. Organisations with strong tools are 65 per cent more innovative and have 47 per cent higher developer satisfaction and retention rates than those in the lowest quartile for developer velocity.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Medium

Consider investing in these areas:

Development tools: The number one driver of business performance is best-in-class developer tools. Organisations with strong tools are 65 per cent more innovative and have 47 per cent higher developer satisfaction and retention rates than those in the lowest quartile for developer velocity.

Organisation’s culture: Organisations that enable software teams to experiment, fail and learn in a safe environment see consistently better results.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Medium

Consider investing in these areas:

Open source/inner source: For organisations that already have a strong developer velocity score, open-source adoption is a major accelerator. The data shows that for companies that are in the top quartile for developer velocity, adoption of open source has three times the impact on innovation compared with companies in other quartiles.

Development tools: The number one driver of business performance is best-in-class developer tools. Organisations with strong tools are 65 per cent more innovative and have 47 per cent higher developer satisfaction and retention rates than those in the lowest quartile for developer velocity.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Low

Consider investing in these areas:

Open source/inner source: For organisations that already have a strong developer velocity score, open-source adoption is a major accelerator. The data shows that for companies that are in the top quartile for developer velocity, adoption of open source has three times the impact on innovation compared with companies in other quartiles.

Development tools: The number one driver of business performance is best-in-class developer tools. Organisations with strong tools are 65 per cent more innovative and have 47 per cent higher developer satisfaction and retention rates than those in the lowest quartile for developer velocity.

Organisation’s culture: Organisations that enable software teams to experiment, fail and learn in a safe environment see consistently better results.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Medium

Consider investing in these areas:

Low-code/no-code tools: Business users outside of IT are now building applications using low-code and no-code tools. Companies that empower teams – regardless of their coding ability – with these technologies score 33 per cent higher on innovation compared with companies in the bottom quartile for developer velocity.

Development tools: The number one driver of business performance is best-in-class developer tools. Organisations with strong tools are 65 per cent more innovative and have 47 per cent higher developer satisfaction and retention rates than those in the lowest quartile for developer velocity.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Low

Consider investing in these areas:

Low-code/no-code tools: Business users outside of IT are now building applications using low-code and no-code tools. Companies that empower teams – regardless of their coding ability – with these technologies score 33 per cent higher on innovation compared with companies in the bottom quartile for developer velocity.

Development tools: The number one driver of business performance is best-in-class developer tools. Organisations with strong tools are 65 per cent more innovative and have 47 per cent higher developer satisfaction and retention rates than those in the lowest quartile for developer velocity.

Organisation’s culture: Organisations that enable software teams to experiment, fail and learn in a safe environment see consistently better results.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Low

Consider investing in these areas:

Low-code/no-code tools: Business users outside of IT are now building applications using low-code and no-code tools. Companies that empower teams – regardless of their coding ability – with these technologies score 33 per cent higher on innovation compared with companies in the bottom quartile for developer velocity.

Open source/inner source: For organisations that already have a strong developer velocity score, open-source adoption is a major accelerator. The data shows that for companies that are in the top quartile for developer velocity, adoption of open source has three times the impact on innovation compared with companies in other quartiles.

Development tools: The number one driver of business performance is best-in-class developer tools. Organisations with strong tools are 65 per cent more innovative and have 47 per cent higher developer satisfaction and retention rates than those in the lowest quartile for developer velocity.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Low

Consider investing in these areas:

Low-code/no-code tools: Business users outside of IT are now building applications using low-code and no-code tools. Companies that empower teams – regardless of their coding ability – with these technologies score 33 per cent higher on innovation compared with companies in the bottom quartile for developer velocity.

Open source/inner source: For organisations that already have a strong developer velocity score, open-source adoption is a major accelerator. The data shows that for companies that are in the top quartile for developer velocity, adoption of open source has three times the impact on innovation compared with companies in other quartiles.

Development tools: The number one driver of business performance is best-in-class developer tools. Organisations with strong tools are 65 per cent more innovative and have 47 per cent higher developer satisfaction and retention rates than those in the lowest quartile for developer velocity.

Organisation’s culture: Organisations that enable software teams to experiment, fail and learn in a safe environment see consistently better results.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: High

Consider investing in these areas:

Public-cloud adoption: Companies in the top quartile of public-cloud adoption have developer velocity scores that are 32 per cent higher than companies in the bottom quartile. By comparison, a partial shift returns significantly less benefit: companies in the third quartile gain only a 2 per cent developer velocity score advantage over the lowest adopters.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Medium

Consider investing in these areas:

Public-cloud adoption: Companies in the top quartile of public-cloud adoption have developer velocity scores that are 32 per cent higher than companies in the bottom quartile. By comparison, a partial shift returns significantly less benefit: companies in the third quartile gain only a 2 per cent developer velocity score advantage over the lowest adopters.

Organisation’s culture: Organisations that enable software teams to experiment, fail and learn in a safe environment see consistently better results.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Medium

Consider investing in these areas:

Public-cloud adoption: Companies in the top quartile of public-cloud adoption have developer velocity scores that are 32 per cent higher than companies in the bottom quartile. By comparison, a partial shift returns significantly less benefit: companies in the third quartile gain only a 2 per cent developer velocity score advantage over the lowest adopters.

Open source/inner source: For organisations that already have a strong developer velocity score, open-source adoption is a major accelerator. The data shows that for companies that are in the top quartile for developer velocity, adoption of open source has three times the impact on innovation compared with companies in other quartiles.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Low

Consider investing in these areas:

Open source/inner source: For organisations that already have a strong developer velocity score, open-source adoption is a major accelerator. The data shows that for companies that are in the top quartile for developer velocity, adoption of open source has three times the impact on innovation compared with companies in other quartiles.

Organisation’s culture: Organisations that enable software teams to experiment, fail and learn in a safe environment see consistently better results.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Medium

Consider investing in these areas:

Public-cloud adoption: Companies in the top quartile of public-cloud adoption have developer velocity scores that are 32 per cent higher than companies in the bottom quartile. By comparison, a partial shift returns significantly less benefit: companies in the third quartile gain only a 2 per cent developer velocity score advantage over the lowest adopters.

Low-code/no-code tools: Business users outside of IT are now building applications using low-code and no-code tools. Companies that empower teams – regardless of their coding ability – with these technologies score 33 per cent higher on innovation compared with companies in the bottom quartile for developer velocity.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Low

Consider investing in these areas:

Public-cloud adoption: Companies in the top quartile of public-cloud adoption have developer velocity scores that are 32 per cent higher than companies in the bottom quartile. By comparison, a partial shift returns significantly less benefit: companies in the third quartile gain only a 2 per cent developer velocity score advantage over the lowest adopters.

Low-code/no-code tools: Business users outside of IT are now building applications using low-code and no-code tools. Companies that empower teams – regardless of their coding ability – with these technologies score 33 per cent higher on innovation compared with companies in the bottom quartile for developer velocity.

Organisation’s culture: Organisations that enable software teams to experiment, fail and learn in a safe environment see consistently better results.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Low

Consider investing in these areas:

Public-cloud adoption: Companies in the top quartile of public-cloud adoption have developer velocity scores that are 32 per cent higher than companies in the bottom quartile. By comparison, a partial shift returns significantly less benefit: companies in the third quartile gain only a 2 per cent developer velocity score advantage over the lowest adopters.

Open source/inner source: For organisations that already have a strong developer velocity score, open-source adoption is a major accelerator. The data shows that for companies that are in the top quartile for developer velocity, adoption of open source has three times the impact on innovation compared with companies in other quartiles.

Low-code/no-code tools: Business users outside of IT are now building applications using low-code and no-code tools. Companies that empower teams – regardless of their coding ability – with these technologies score 33 per cent higher on innovation compared with companies in the bottom quartile for developer velocity.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Low

Consider investing in these areas:

Public-cloud adoption: Companies in the top quartile of public-cloud adoption have developer velocity scores that are 32 per cent higher than companies in the bottom quartile. By comparison, a partial shift returns significantly less benefit: companies in the third quartile gain only a 2 per cent developer velocity score advantage over the lowest adopters.

Open source/inner source: For organisations that already have a strong developer velocity score, open-source adoption is a major accelerator. The data shows that for companies that are in the top quartile for developer velocity, adoption of open source has three times the impact on innovation compared with companies in other quartiles.

Low-code/no-code tools: Business users outside of IT are now building applications using low-code and no-code tools. Companies that empower teams – regardless of their coding ability – with these technologies score 33 per cent higher on innovation compared with companies in the bottom quartile for developer velocity.

Organisation’s culture: Organisations that enable software teams to experiment, fail and learn in a safe environment see consistently better results.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Medium

Consider investing in these areas:

Public-cloud adoption: Companies in the top quartile of public-cloud adoption have developer velocity scores that are 32 per cent higher than companies in the bottom quartile. By comparison, a partial shift returns significantly less benefit: companies in the third quartile gain only a 2 per cent developer velocity score advantage over the lowest adopters.

Development tools: The number one driver of business performance is best-in-class developer tools. Organisations with strong tools are 65 per cent more innovative and have 47 per cent higher developer satisfaction and retention rates than those in the lowest quartile for developer velocity.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Low

Consider investing in these areas:

Public-cloud adoption: Companies in the top quartile of public-cloud adoption have developer velocity scores that are 32 per cent higher than companies in the bottom quartile. By comparison, a partial shift returns significantly less benefit: companies in the third quartile gain only a 2 per cent developer velocity score advantage over the lowest adopters.

Development tools: The number one driver of business performance is best-in-class developer tools. Organisations with strong tools are 65 per cent more innovative and have 47 per cent higher developer satisfaction and retention rates than those in the lowest quartile for developer velocity.

Organisation’s culture: Organisations that enable software teams to experiment, fail and learn in a safe environment see consistently better results.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Low

Consider investing in these areas:

Public-cloud adoption: Companies in the top quartile of public-cloud adoption have developer velocity scores that are 32 per cent higher than companies in the bottom quartile. By comparison, a partial shift returns significantly less benefit: companies in the third quartile gain only a 2 per cent developer velocity score advantage over the lowest adopters.

Open source/inner source: For organisations that already have a strong developer velocity score, open-source adoption is a major accelerator. The data shows that for companies that are in the top quartile for developer velocity, adoption of open source has three times the impact on innovation compared with companies in other quartiles.

Development tools: The number one driver of business performance is best-in-class developer tools. Organisations with strong tools are 65 per cent more innovative and have 47 per cent higher developer satisfaction and retention rates than those in the lowest quartile for developer velocity.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Low

Consider investing in these areas:

Public-cloud adoption: Companies in the top quartile of public-cloud adoption have developer velocity scores that are 32 per cent higher than companies in the bottom quartile. By comparison, a partial shift returns significantly less benefit: companies in the third quartile gain only a 2 per cent developer velocity score advantage over the lowest adopters.

Open source/inner source: For organisations that already have a strong developer velocity score, open-source adoption is a major accelerator. The data shows that for companies that are in the top quartile for developer velocity, adoption of open source has three times the impact on innovation compared with companies in other quartiles.

Development tools: The number one driver of business performance is best-in-class developer tools. Organisations with strong tools are 65 per cent more innovative and have 47 per cent higher developer satisfaction and retention rates than those in the lowest quartile for developer velocity.

Organisation’s culture: Organisations that enable software teams to experiment, fail and learn in a safe environment see consistently better results.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Low

Consider investing in these areas:

Public-cloud adoption: Companies in the top quartile of public-cloud adoption have developer velocity scores that are 32 per cent higher than companies in the bottom quartile. By comparison, a partial shift returns significantly less benefit: companies in the third quartile gain only a 2 per cent developer velocity score advantage over the lowest adopters.

Development tools: The number one driver of business performance is best-in-class developer tools. Organisations with strong tools are 65 per cent more innovative and have 47 per cent higher developer satisfaction and retention rates than those in the lowest quartile for developer velocity.

Low-code/no-code tools: Business users outside of IT are now building applications using low-code and no-code tools. Companies that empower teams – regardless of their coding ability – with these technologies score 33 per cent higher on innovation compared with companies in the bottom quartile for developer velocity.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Low

Consider investing in these areas:

Public-cloud adoption: Companies in the top quartile of public-cloud adoption have developer velocity scores that are 32 per cent higher than companies in the bottom quartile. By comparison, a partial shift returns significantly less benefit: companies in the third quartile gain only a 2 per cent developer velocity score advantage over the lowest adopters.

Development tools: The number one driver of business performance is best-in-class developer tools. Organisations with strong tools are 65 per cent more innovative and have 47 per cent higher developer satisfaction and retention rates than those in the lowest quartile for developer velocity.

Low-code/no-code tools: Business users outside of IT are now building applications using low-code and no-code tools. Companies that empower teams – regardless of their coding ability – with these technologies score 33 per cent higher on innovation compared with companies in the bottom quartile for developer velocity.

Organisation’s culture: Organisations that enable software teams to experiment, fail and learn in a safe environment see consistently better results.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Low

Consider investing in these areas:

Public-cloud adoption: Companies in the top quartile of public-cloud adoption have developer velocity scores that are 32 per cent higher than companies in the bottom quartile. By comparison, a partial shift returns significantly less benefit: companies in the third quartile gain only a 2 per cent developer velocity score advantage over the lowest adopters.

Open source/inner source: For organisations that already have a strong developer velocity score, open-source adoption is a major accelerator. The data shows that for companies that are in the top quartile for developer velocity, adoption of open source has three times the impact on innovation compared with companies in other quartiles.

Development tools: The number one driver of business performance is best-in-class developer tools. Organisations with strong tools are 65 per cent more innovative and have 47 per cent higher developer satisfaction and retention rates than those in the lowest quartile for developer velocity.

Low-code/no-code tools: Business users outside of IT are now building applications using low-code and no-code tools. Companies that empower teams – regardless of their coding ability – with these technologies score 33 per cent higher on innovation compared with companies in the bottom quartile for developer velocity.

To get a more comprehensive review and recommendations, take the full developer velocity assessment.

This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

Recommendations

Your developer velocity quick check status is: Very low

Consider investing in these areas:

Public-cloud adoption: Companies in the top quartile of public-cloud adoption have developer velocity scores that are 32 per cent higher than companies in the bottom quartile. By comparison, a partial shift returns significantly less benefit: companies in the third quartile gain only a 2 per cent developer velocity score advantage over the lowest adopters.

Open source/inner source: For organisations that already have a strong developer velocity score, open-source adoption is a major accelerator. The data shows that for companies that are in the top quartile for developer velocity, adoption of open source has three times the impact on innovation compared with companies in other quartiles.

Development tools: The number one driver of business performance is best-in-class developer tools. Organisations with strong tools are 65 per cent more innovative and have 47 per cent higher developer satisfaction and retention rates than those in the lowest quartile for developer velocity.

Low-code/no-code tools: Business users outside of IT are now building applications using low-code and no-code tools. Companies that empower teams – regardless of their coding ability – with these technologies score 33 per cent higher on innovation compared with companies in the bottom quartile for developer velocity.

Organisation’s culture: Organisations that enable software teams to experiment, fail and learn in a safe environment see consistently better results.

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This information is based on the McKinsey & Company report Developer Velocity: How software excellence fuels business performance. Download the report to learn more.

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1Forrester: The Forrester Wave™: Public cloud development and infrastructure platforms, North America, Q1 2020

2Stack Overflow developer survey results 2019

32020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for enterprise low-code application platforms

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"With a rich toolset, maintaining the company's web presence will be much easier moving forward. Visual Studio Code provides great productivity—it loads quickly, runs smoothly on Windows computers and Macs, and lets us use the same IDE across different platforms. The Visual Studio Code community has also proven its worth, providing access to number of extensions that make coding even easier."

Mike Smith, Lead Software Developer
Chipotle

"GitHub has allowed us to build out our services at speed and in a methodical way, on a platform which 99 percent of our developers are familiar with from either personal development projects or previous roles. One of the drivers of GitHub is developer familiarity. You know that anyone you hire will know GitHub."

Matthew Seaborn, Architecture Director
DAZN

"Scalability is one of the big benefits we get from Azure. In the past, it might have taken us months to procure and configure servers and get them into production. Now, we can scale up on demand in Azure in a matter of minutes."

Musaddique Alatoor, Head of Equipment Innovation
Maersk

"What we are doing in partnership with Microsoft is completely unique in our industry. We've made a significant step forward in the fintech innovation space and our team is energized and inspired to discover what's next."

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Finastra

"Power Apps gives us new capabilities and ways to adapt quickly and efficiently. The apps are easy to create, easy to deploy, and they give us an incredibly fast way to innovate. There are creative people in all of our business units, and there was pent-up demand for something that allows them to create the way Power Apps does. They're not just creating applications, they're really solving the little problems that, added together, are a big problem to solve."

Chris Ingalls, Business and Solution Architect
Toyota

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