To ensure modern development practices are maintained in large organisations and we don’t loop back to overly-detailed three-year Gantt charts, engineers need to prove their value to customers, writes Jatil Damania, director of delivery at Contino
As more organisations are moving towards modern development practices, they are mirroring established engineering models of fast-moving companies like Netflix & Spotify. This is a big shift in practices for traditional companies who used to operate in command-and-control policies with project plans and three-year programs.
Traditional companies are now allowing engineering teams more autonomy and freedom. They have made this shift to ‘engineering first’ on the back of promises of higher ROI and value proposition.
But to ensure this model is maintained, engineering teams need to demonstrate that this model does work better and provides its customers the benefits they’ve been promised. If they don’t, these models may disappear from large organisations and we may revert back to overly-detailed three-year Gantt charts
But what are the steps engineering teams can take to start delivering on those promises that spurred this autonomy-shift?