Despite slightly increasing IT budgets, better visibility, and higher prioritization of IT projects, enterprise IT organizations are under enormous pressure to do more with less. Mounting transformation project workloads brought on by Evergreen IT (e.g., Windows 10 Servicing, hardware refresh cycles, moving to virtualization, as well as maintaining existing and rolling out new applications) do not come with an increased budget or more resources.
From an application management point of view, this means the application owners either become the bottleneck of the project or don't test their applications properly (or even at all!) to rush things along. Consequently, an increased risk of not getting your update or project done, increased spending to prevent the project from getting stuck, or increased headcount to help clear the bottlenecks arises.