The popularity of agile working as well as low-code development is increasing. Organizations are facing ever-increasing demands: everything has to be faster and faster, requiring flexibility and cooperation. That’s what makes both agile working and low-code so suitable. Indeed, for digital transformation, these are indispensable in today’s organizational landscape and your organization cannot be left behind! But how does low-code promote agile working? And what is the connection? We explain that to you in this blog.
What is agile working?
Agile literally means agility.
Agile working is therefore a way of working that focuses on delivering value to customers through iterative, collaborative and flexible ways of working.
In short periods of often a few weeks, you work on a project to make improvements at the end of each cycle. This way of working, allows you to respond to changing customer needs and market conditions.
What is low-code?
Low-code is a form of sustainable software development that dramatically reduces the time and cost of building applications. It provides the ability to quickly and easily bring new applications, software and features to market.
451research, a New York-based technology industry research firm, indicates that low-code platforms can accelerate development processes by 50 to 90%
Compared to traditional manual code development, low-code is more accessible, faster and more flexible. In fact, you no longer need extensive coding knowledge because you can use the convenient drag-and-drop features to build an application or software. So you can immediately see what the application will look like.
Furthermore, a big advantage of low-code is that you can start developing from the business side. You capture the wants and needs from the front end of the organization without having to go into and long and complicated software development process.
How can low-code promote agile working?
So what is actually the connection between low-code and agile working? So with both low-code and agile work, you work in short cycles. So the ways of working go hand in hand and focus on speed, efficiency and cooperation.
The overriding benefit is that the rapid development times of low-code software development are well integrated with the iterative sprints of agile working. This allows your teams to build and deliver apps quickly.
Low-code software development and agile working thus reinforce each other. Low-code helps increase the speed of the development process and agile working helps strengthen the iterative approach to software development. By combining these methods, an organization can deliver value to customers faster and more efficiently.
How do you get started with low-code?
So low-code is an enormously powerful tool if you want to implement or increase agile working in your organization. So how do you get started with low-code? You can then go through a number of steps:
Human capital is the most important thing in any organization. Therefore, it is important that you start by choosing, training and preparing employees and stakeholders of agile working and low-code. Make sure they are aware of the basics, at ChangeMakers we also call this low-code thinking. You can do this by conducting short workshops, trainings and seminars.
Then you can start to choose projects and processes that seem to you to be suitable for these practices. These might include projects with a short time-to-market, or processes that are repetitive and time-consuming that can be automated using low-code.
Next, you’re going to choose a low-code platform. Then figure out which platform most meets your organization’s needs and which one best fits your chosen projects. When choosing a platform, it is important to consider scalability, security, integration capabilities and the support and documentation available.
Finally, you will assemble a team responsible for implementing agile working and low-code development. This team may consist of people from different departments. Think business analysts, developers, project managers and other stakeholders.
Low-code to work better agile
Are speed, efficiency and collaboration important within your organization? Then consider combining low-code and agile working. The benefits are clear. Better and faster software development and collaboration and more opportunities to automate processes!
Want to know more about this or need help with this? Our Changemakers are happy to help you. Contact us for the possibilities! Or review our services and see what will benefit your organization the most.