In today’s fast-paced, hyper-competitive markets, companies must rely more on their R&D initiatives to stay innovative while managing their costs. The best way for an organization to optimize their R&D activities is by implementing a suitable structure. In the case of software development, this process is imperative in ensuring that a product is delivered in a complete state. Some organizations want to focus on time-to-market, while others want to leverage internal synergies as much as possible. Some prefer a centralized approach to ensure products are consistent and leverage common components while others prefer complete autonomy to the R&D leaders.
The future of software quality and delivery is dependent on the way that the development and testing process is conducted, but for all this to happen, first and foremost we need to have a solid structure to have an effectively functioning R&D organization.