Uplevel Survey Report: Are CTOs and Devs aligned

CTOs are disconnected from their developers, the 2023 Uplevel Software Engineering Alignment Survey finds.

Uplevel survey report: Are CTOs & devs aligned?

Historically, software engineering organizations have lacked an established, data-driven way to measure team effectiveness. With little visibility into their engineering efforts, leaders have instead relied on gut feelings to guide decisions and determine impact.

A recent explosion of new metrics, tools, and job descriptions has helped engineering organizations become more thoughtful about how they measure and understand impact. But it has also increased noise and misalignment across all levels of engineering.

According to a recent survey of over 350 software developers conducted by Uplevel and Atomik Research, there’s a significant disconnect between engineering leaders and their teams.


Questions this report will answer:

  • Do CTOs know what their teams are working on?
  • How do they measure impact: gut feelings or data/insights?
  • Do developers prefer remote and asynchronous work?