IT leaders are under increasing pressure in the wake of this pandemic when it comes to the speed at which solutions can be delivered. Many enterprises and their IT teams find that their rapid iteration velocity may not be able to keep up with the ever-increasing speed of business demands.
To get the speed advantage, you have to do something and work accordingly. Otherwise, developers risk getting bogged down in bureaucracy, or overwhelmed by a flood of irrelevant ideas and endless requests. Ideas and requests add time to coding and cause delays in releases and new product releases. In order to meet user needs faster, enterprises are under increasing pressure. According to a survey by the Project Management Institute, 86% of IT decision makers believe that too few software developers are the biggest challenge in the process of digital transformation.
In fact, IT leaders can accelerate development by deploying new processes and technologies without breaking the IT team. And two of them are crucial:
Standardize technology, process and language
If your development teams all use the same tools, processes, and languages, you can move applications quickly and easily between projects and departments. Standardization also allows employees to learn and master new tools and processes more quickly when they are transferred between different departments within the company, thereby bringing great flexibility to the company.
Use low-code/no-code platforms
Low-code/no-code platform technologies increase speed mainly in 3 ways. First, developers in the IT department can use them to create code more easily. Second, business users themselves can use the platform to quickly deliver applications that meet their needs, eliminating the need for them to collaborate with IT. Third, users can complete some initial development work themselves, which allows IT departments to focus resources on the development of more complex and higher-value applications, thereby increasing development speed.
Since workflow owners know what they want to design, they can use low-code/no-code platforms to build on the fly. Applications can be designed in the background in real time while they design new workflows.
Here are a few real cases to share with you. In a telecom company, two developers using a no-code platform took 67% less time to develop an application than a team of six Java developers. Another telecommunications company had a similar success story. At the time, two developers using a no-code platform delivered an application in 72% less time than a team of six .NET developers. In a third success story, two developers and one consultant using the no-code platform worked 62% faster than two consultants and four developers in a traditional development environment.