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Application development

1 - The Backlog GrowsThe Backlog Grows

A full 82% of those polled said their app development backlog is growing, and 89% said they could not reduce it year over year.

2 - ROI Under PressureROI Under Pressure

Most projects are delivered late (69%) and even more (76%) are over budget.

3 - Missed GoalsMissed Goals

Nearly two-thirds (64%) don’t fully meet requirements or provide expected business value (66%).

4 - Turnaround for a New AppTurnaround for a New App

Only 6% can do it in weeks. Almost a quarter (22%) said it would take multiple years. Nearly half (46%) report it would take them multiple quarters to build a new app.

5 - Turnaround for Change RequestsTurnaround for Change Requests

9% admitted it can take years to process change requests, 37% reported it would take months and 30% said it requires multiple quarters.

6 - Strongest Areas of App DemandStrongest Areas of App Demand

Mobile apps top the list, at 75%, with 68% saying they need those apps to be able to run across multiple channels.

7 - Types of Apps NeededTypes of Apps Needed

Customer- and partner-facing apps (56%), reporting and analytics (55%), document and content management (54%) and extending existing systems (51%) are driving demand.

8 - Total Number of ProjectsTotal Number of Projects

A full 68% said they completed one to 20 projects last year, and 64% said they are looking at a similar number this year.

9 - Development MethodologiesDevelopment Methodologies

While 36% said they were using Agile development methodologies, just as many said they are still using traditional waterfall methodologies.

10 - Citizen DevelopersCitizen Developers

Backlog falls on the shoulders of professional developers; 78% report lacking tools to enable business users to develop apps.

11 - Collaboration ChallengesCollaboration Challenges

App development remains fairly monolithic: 75% can’t easily create and share prototypes.

12 - Tools and Infrastructures IssuesTools and Infrastructures Issues

A full 75% lack an integrated development environment; 74% said development tools and infrastructure are not readily available.