How businesses are embracing software development principles
Adaptavist CEO Simon Haighton-Williams tells Raconteur magazine how the principles and methodologies that have helped software developers deal with change, uncertainty and speed to market are being adopted in the wider enterprise.
The article outlines how the internet has wildly disrupted the business world to the extent that in today’s economy the flow of information is often the most valuable commodity. At the heart of this information economy is software, which every successful business of signicance is employing well in some way, shape or form. From retail to rockets, car rental to finance, software is king. Every successful business needs to master how it creates software, not just to survive, but to gain competitive ad- vantage in the disruptive business landscape.
"It turns out that the things which have worked well for software developers – speed, exibility, communication, collaboration – work well for most other parts of the business," said Simon. "These agile tools and approaches are being adopted in legal, human resources, marketing, nance and customer service, and this is absolutely where we’re going.”