Partner with an expert software development arm, that is well geared up for continuous digital transformation.
Your software development partner is no longer a back-office function that you source work from occasionally. It is integral to your business strategy. It does not matter if it is done in-house or outsourced. What matters is that it is geared up to continuously respond to business initiatives, that are often entwined with a digital transformation objective. If your software development arm fails to deliver, your business loses vital opportunities.
Should you use a Low Code Application Platform (LCAP) for your next application buildout?
Until now, the choice of environment to use for development was on the stack (J2EE, MEAN, .NET etc.). With the availability of Low Code Application Development platforms (LCAP),that automate a large portion of the development process, you now get a new set of advantages related to speed, reduced effort and ease of maintenance. Some LCAP’s promise code elimination, but the reality is that automation of 70-90% is possible with mature platforms. However, considerations of ruggedness, scalability, performance, maintainability, technology direction and other factors needs to be considered before you decide between an LCAP or continue with conventional development stacks.
Here are a set of crucial questions, which when answered will help make the choice
Rapid Prototyping - Low Code Platforms are the way to go
You are excited with your new idea and now its time to make your prototype. Your product has the market potential, you have verified that customers will pay for it, and you have a fair idea of what it looks like. You have even made mock ups and customers like it. However, you need to get something that people can put their hands on, place it out there out there for true feedback, and likely traction needs to be assessed with accuracy to determine product market fit..
The answer of course is get out a prototype in semi-working form out there. Easier said than done, since the cost of building a good prototype that can store and modify data is almost close to that of the MVP.
Will Low Code Platforms permanently change Application Software Development Methodologies?
Software development methodologies like Waterfall, Agile, and SAFe (Scaled Agile Frameworks) are designed around the fact the coding is complex, code and skill intensive. When Low Code comes in, that assumption is no longer valid. Most development organizations are making the mistake of using the same Agile methodologies, by planning more features within each sprint because low code completes automates development. A better approach could be to use the power of low code for iterative + agile development, where customer feedback becomes an intrinsic part of the development very early in the cycle.