At interim.team we are working with quite a few clients and this is our latest , irreverent as usual, look at the biggest Tech trends we’re seeing at the moment…
All tech jobs are software jobs now.
Forget it if you want to get your hands on hardware or, heaven forfend, do something manually. Software is abstracting everything away. We don’t mind though, everything is definitely getting easier. If you’re not using software to do your job you soon will be.
Everything is a Product not a Project now.
The bad old days when everything was considered as a project and managed using specifications, Gantt charts, risk registers and so on have gone forever. Now everything is a product and has a product owner. Even things that aren’t really products.
Everybody uses The Cloud now.
Not using The Cloud because of “security”? More fool you. Your competitors are taking advantage of increasingly powerful PaaS (Platform as a Service) offerings, powerful management consoles, variable cost and capacity and so on.
Agile is everywhere now.
The Agile sceptics have lost the argument and given up. Rightly so – they were wrong. It really is much better to deliver early and iterate, work closely with customers and favour working software.
BYOD has won the argument now.
People won’t put up with old, dumbed-down, hardware and software anymore. Any IT Team still issuing and managing homogenised kit is an unpopular team making work for itself.