Mattermost Unveils Definitive State of Developer Productivity Report “Unlocking Workflows: The Guide to Developer Productivity – 2022 Edition”


Palo Alto, December 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Mattermost, Inc. today unveiled the “Developer Productivity Guide: 2022 Edition,” a definitive report on productivity habits and the challenges engineers face. software and developers around the world. The proprietary report is based on the results of a survey of over 300 developers, as well as an in-depth assessment of the software development landscape to uncover key trends, points of interest and challenges. In addition to identifying consistent blockers in developer productivity, the report also highlights how high-performing engineering and developer teams typically overcome these common challenges to be more productive and efficient to ship and deliver innovative software. .

The release of Developer productivity guide is timely, as software development has changed dramatically over the past year. With businesses, government agencies, and organizations of all sizes grappling with a newly distributed work environment and increasing demands to produce software faster, more securely, and with fewer resources than ever before, developers are faced with a myriad of obstacles to achieving higher levels of collaboration, agility and innovation.

the Mattermost survey of over 300 developers and development team leaders identified several barriers to productivity that hampered their ability to meet these goals, including the following:

  • Over 39% of developers rated the tools they use as fragmented and called it a “major challenge.” Context shift was noted as a major by-product of fragmented tools, leading to productivity issues for 71% of those surveyed.
  • Almost 35% of developers felt they were embarrassed by an overly distributed team. But at the same time, more than half of those polled made it clear that their overall productivity had improved through working remotely.
  • 40% of developers reported staffing issues, including hiring and retaining technical talent, as a productivity issue, and 62% of developers wanted to focus on improving internal resources like documentation and training.
  • 32% of those surveyed felt they faced too many manual tasks, wanting automation to constantly improve fragile workflows.

The report’s findings reflect the prevailing sentiment regarding the limits and inefficiencies of many development tools and processes, and underscore the importance of investing in these areas to enable engineering and developer teams to be as innovative and agile as they are. the market demands it. As discussed in more detail in the report, the top performing teams worked around these challenges through a variety of tactics, including:

  • Unify and federate tools thanks to robust and tailor-made integrations via open source technologies. Investing in open source and modern coding languages ​​also helps attract high performing developers.
  • Investment in technologies to enable automation, including cloud native solutions for the management of infrastructure and other technologies.
  • Build better documentation, refine processes, and create transparency to deliver more resilient workflows to withstand distributed work environments.

The guide’s conclusions ultimately conclude that productivity is a team goal that can be achieved when people, tools, and processes are optimized to work better together.

“The results of our recent survey and Developer Productivity Guide reflect important trends in the industry with a lingering theme that in order to be more productive in the years to come, development teams need to work better together to improve. collaboration and streamline their workflows, ”said Ian Tien, CEO and co-founder of Mattermost. “Organizations on the path to digital transformation need to make smart investments not only to ensure their teams are equipped with the right tools, but also to engage in a common culture around the essential nature of collaboration and alignment. The best teams are typically the most flexible, agile, and aligned – and designed for our increasingly competitive and demanding software development landscape. “

“Software is the new currency. We are increasingly seeing the impact of this incredible demand on the developers who are responsible for this growth, ”said Paul Nashawaty, senior analyst at Enterprise Strategy Group. “Developer productivity is a real challenge across all industries, especially with a growing skills gap and an explosion of tools. We expect organizations to look to manage this growth by unifying tools and other processes to improve productivity and results. “

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  • Unblocking Workflows: A Guide to Developer Productivity in 2022

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