For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

Forecast For Hiring Applications Professionals Is Stormy — Act Now To Recruit And Retain The Best

    Why Read This Report

    Managers at all levels of application development and delivery struggle to retain talented applications professionals amidst tight budgets, burgeoning workloads, and a host of other challenges. A recent Forrester survey reveals that hiring and retaining apps professionals presents a challenge or a significant challenge for nearly 80% of respondents, that the most-critical shortages are not for technical skills, and that respondents expect staffing problems to worsen over the next three years. Applications professionals must act now to avoid even more problems. Status quo recruiting, compensation, and retention programs are barely keeping pace with today's challenges — they will not be enough to counteract the looming competition for applications professionals.
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    • Retaining Applications Professionals Is A Tough Job That's Getting Tougher
    • Business Analyst And Project Manager Roles Top The "Most Wanted" List
    • Shortages Of Modern Technical Skills Outweigh "Legacy" Skills Shortages
    • Nontechnical Skills Pose Significant Hiring Challenges
    • Baby Boomer Retirement Will Exacerbate Today's Critical Skills Shortages
    • Status Quo Retention Programs Will Flounder Under Increased Competition
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