The benefits of putting focus and investment into improving DevEx stretch far beyond making developers happier because they spend more time writing expertly crafted code — it also makes organisations more efficient and profitable.
Nearform’s General Manager for EMEA, Colin Houlihan, says: “Our clients see Developer Experience as a key factor, not just in retaining top talent, but in driving efficiency and impact right across the organisation.” Nearform’s Head of DevOps and Platform Engineering, Luca Lanziani, highlights that cutting the time spent on admin tasks can “reduce the speed to production from multiple months to weeks.”
Thus, if organisations increase their DevEx then they’ll also increase their DV (Developer Velocity), which will in turn improve their market performance. In fact, McKinsey identified that companies in the top quarter for DV outperform rival companies by up to 500%.
This is where the opportunity comes from solving the tech talent problem. Improving DevEx not only makes organisations better at attracting and retaining talent, it also makes them more efficient, productive and profitable. That makes for a great experience across the organisation.