Today’s Organizations Are Wasting Millions in Enterprise Software Delivery
Large enterprise IT projects are 40 percent more likely to fail than smaller projects (under $350,000).
A staggering 28 percent of IT application development fails, wasting more than $70 billion a year in the US alone. Projects that were completed had only 42 percent of the proposed features and represented just a fraction of the original business intent.
Plutora targets the causes for failure in the development landscape and has helped some of the world’s largest companies to dramatically improve their success rate, application quality, and delivery speed across their entire portfolio.
“The average hourly cost of a critical application failure is $500,000.” – Stephen Elliot, IDC
Every project added to the IT landscape increases the complexity of the project, the landscape, and the ecosystem of tools required to deliver applications.
Challenges include a greater number of system dependencies and increased reliance on geographically dispersed, multi-vendor and multi-sourcing arrangements, and a mix of development methodologies.
Complexity challenges are multiplied by attempts to manage each project from inception to delivery or to govern across the portfolio of projects.
The impact of failure isn’t just limited to wasted resources on the project, but may lead to bad publicity, lost business revenue, and a reduction in customer confidence.
The Enterprise Software Delivery Ecosystem
To drive any particular software release, the business must coordinate information from a complex mesh of applications, toolchains, and teams typically organized by function (operations, developers, security, governance, quality assurance and enterprise architecture). Each group focuses on a single area of expertise but has stymied collaboration and lacks customer focus.
Manual tracking activities such as phone calls, emails, spreadsheets, shared folders, and SharePoint sites go out of date almost as soon as they are published, requiring constant coordination and an endless series of meetings of updated schedules and resources. Any drive toward integrated, cross-functional teams is stifled by the lack of a cohesive information system.
Enterprise release managers drive the overall delivery process using manual and time-consuming processes to consolidate release schedules, coordinate resources and environments, gate releases by testing results, and drive deployment activities, all while stifled by the lack of a cohesive information system.