An increasing number of businesses are now actually (at least partially) also software businesses. Energy companies, financial giants, insurers, and retailers – all of them have significant in-house developer populations numbering in the thousands or tens of thousands. These companies commission, buy and even build their own software. And these are not small or insignificant efforts. They are huge in many ways, interconnected through corporate IT as global IT infrastructure. It is hard to run and support all of this software using existing techniques.
Tools and techniques are often fighting against what it means to be a software developer and provide little real value to the business either. It's time to reevaluate. It's time to take a new approach to how tools and techniques are applied in the industry when it comes to software delivery.