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Digital Transformation of Software Development: Implications for the Future of Work

Julkaisun tekijät: Laato Samuli, Mäntymäki Matti, Birkstedt Teemu, Islam A.K.M. Najmul, Hyrynsalmi Sami

Konferenssin vakiintunut nimi: Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society

Kustantaja: Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH

Julkaisuvuosi: 2021

Journal: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Kirjan nimi *: Responsible AI and Analytics for an Ethical and Inclusive Digitized Society: 20th IFIP WG 6.11 Conference on e-Business, e-Services and e-Society, I3E 2021, Galway, Ireland, September 1–3, 2021, Proceedings

Tietokannassa oleva lehden nimi: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)

Sarjan nimi: Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Volyymi: 12896

ISBN: 978-3-030-85446-1

eISBN: 978-3-030-85447-8

ISSN: 0302-9743

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-85447-8_50



In this work we explore digital transformation in software development. A set of interviews were conducted among industry experts to identify and elucidate the drivers and trajectories of digital transformation within the software industry. Using the Gioia method for qualitative analysis and synthesis, two major trajectories were found: (1) automation increasingly impacts several key activities related to software development; and (2) the importance of software and digital products is increasing in sectors where the core product or service has not traditionally been software-intensive. The findings have implications for the future of work in the context of software business. First, software developers and operators are increasingly needed, and more heavily involved across industry sectors. Second, as the level of automation becomes higher, the roles of automated testing and governance are highlighted, meaning a significant portion of development time will be spent in creating and validating automated tests. Third and finally, the importance of digital skills will increase also in non-IT roles as digital elements infuse into traditionally physical goods and services.

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