On Sunday, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will square off in Super Bowl XLVIII. While many people tune in for the commercials and witty social media banter, plenty of others watch for love of the game itself. To die-hard fans, it’s fascinating to see which coach leads his team to victory thanks to a sound game plan and flawless execution, on the field and off.
It’s that combination of strategy and execution that inspired us to make the analogy between football and application development in our new eBook, “The New Application Delivery Playbook.” Here it is in a nutshell: the coach (CIO) implements a system (platform) and set of plays (methodology) to try and help his (development) team march toward the goal (new enterprise apps).
Sounds great, but even the best teams must overcome challenges and weaknesses to bring home the championship. This is especially true of application development teams. In fact, they’re facing so many challenges that they’re on the verge of getting blown out in the big game. Here are a few reasons why:
- “…too slow.”
- “…not playing as one team.”
- “…can’t recognize the defense.”
- “…too many distractions.”
- “…veterans aren’t producing.”
If your or your team are facing any of these challenges, check out the playbook below. With the stakes higher than ever for enterprise application development, it may be time to revamp your app delivery offense and take your game to the next level!