Last December, I made some rather public declarations about which software stability trends we’d see this year. Turns out, I’m not half bad at stability predictions (although I’m unlikely to add “prognosticator” to my CV). Before I try my luck again and tackle 2020, here’s the round-up from last year, including my original predictions and an assessment of what actually happened.

Predictions vs. Outcomes

Prediction #1: Stability Will be Adopted as a KPI. 

I’ll admit, in my exuberance about stability, I overshot this assertion. While most companies haven’t adopted stability as a KPI yet, I’m happy to report that early adopters and thought leaders are using — and experiencing great success with — stability metrics. Give it another year or two, and this one will come to fruition.