A large swath of the software development paradigm (methods, strategies, tools, processes, etc.) encourages the cultivation of cross-functional teams. With so many companies contending with skill shortages, this is imminently logical for promoting continuous skill development while also automating everything you can.
Startups – Take the case of an early-stage tech startup recently winning its Series A funding round. Congrats! In all likelihood, you’ll need to hire more people. The more skill and experience required, the harder those people are to find and the more expensive they’re prone to be.
NBAs make it easier for your existing team members to step into promotions as team leads, engineering managers, project managers, and more. Even without formal training, they can be introduced to aspects of DevOps, DataOps, and Business Intelligence.
Non-Technical SMEs – More companies are finding that software development can enhance or supplement their core business. They can expand in-house, outsource through freelancers or a development agency, or use IT staffing agencies to augment their small teams. The principles are fundamentally the same, suffice that with NBAs it’s possible for a non-technical project manager to still make sure the project is delivered on time and on budget – and even work as intended.
Enterprises – Organizational inefficiency tends to increase the larger a company gets. So, the potential value of NBAs increases in proportion to the scale of operations. First, you have more people asking questions about how they can improve organizational, project, team, and individual contributor efficiency and productivity. Secondly, especially if your organization is active in conducting One-on-One meetings and striving to meet Objectives and Key Results, you can align everyone’s efforts on your organization’s most important challenges.