App Dev Leaders Struggle with Rising Workloads, Limited Time for Innovation

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Application development leaders are increasingly dissatisfied with the amount of time their engineering teams can devote to innovation as they struggle with growing workloads and inefficiencies across development timelines.

These were among the key findings of a Onymos survey of more than 100 U.S. application development leaders, which also revealed that for the majority (56%) of leaders, the workload for updating apps is increasing year to year.

Nearly half of the leaders (45%) said they are dissatisfied with how quickly their engineering teams can develop new application features, and nearly a third (30%) said their teams spend approximately half of their time on maintenance.

More than four in 10 (43%) of engineering managers reported that half of their team’s effort is “wasted” on maintaining things, which Onymos founder and CEO Shiva Nathan called the most surprising finding from the survey.

“App development in 2023 is climbing up in an escalator that is going down. A team must expend considerable effort just to stay in place,” he said. “While we knew the effort was considerable and that most the teams faced the same

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