Microsoft have seen the ongoing trend of an over-burden on software development teams and have estimated that there is a worldwide shortfall of four million software developer positions, one million being in The US (United States) alone.
Not only is there a shortfall, but also a huge struggle for existing teams to keep up with demand, and therefore organisations have had to prioritise their most urgent processes. The result of this is low coverage - but also some difficult decisions - as leadership teams have had to second guess those processes of highest priority.
This trend has seen the rise in process and task mining technologies (more on that here) as C-Level are looking to make these decisions backed by quantified data as opposed to second guessing.
Keeping in mind the expected growth of the gaps in the software development field, Microsoft has proposed a solution that does not involve searching for or training more developers. Instead, they aim to provide no-code technology solutions that require a lower skill set. This will enable business users and subject matter experts to take ownership of their own challenges and solve them more efficiently, thereby bridging the gap caused by the shortage of developers.