Back to the Future – A Futurespective on Software Development in 2040 We start the futurespective by sketching the future. How is software developed in 2040? Is it people, AI, or a combination? Teams, large groups, or individual work? Programming and testing, or other approaches? Continuous delivery, chunks, iterations, push or pull? Distributed, dispersed, localized teams? There are no limits, let your imagination flow to visualize ideas about developing software products in 2040. Next, we’ll discuss what got us there. How did these new ways of developing software come into existence? How did we discover them? What experiments led to this? What drove us or influenced us along the way? Finally, we think about the steps that we can take in 2020 to reach the castle in the sky of software development. What can we do now to become better? What should we stop as it won’t exist in the future anymore? Let’s find out how the future of software development looks, by doing a futurespective exercise in groups!