The question; "What keeps you up at night?" is a commonly used executive thinking exercise that is revered and reviled in equal measure. Sure, it's a good way to focus attention and conversation on the things that are most mission critical. It's also a demotivating assumption that there are elements of your business that should give you stressful sleeplessness! This question can feel like an attack on our management skills. Perhaps even more frustrating is that for most of us, those stressful projects are real - and really do keep us up at night.
Knowing how much technology drives business performance and customer engagement today, wouldn't it be nice to say YES more often to business growth ideas? Unfortunately, too many pushes for traditional digital transformation fail to account (and budget) for the very real impact on developer resources, harmonization and application portfolio management.
No business is safe from digital disruption. Even if you have embraced cloud and on-demand systems in your IT organization, your business is still vulnerable to market and competitive pressures to stay connected in real time with customers and partners. Technology is pervasive - and that means employees and customers want to work on the go, connect seamlessly and have up to the minute data at their fingertips. Their expectations are high. Oh, and did we mention that this all needs to be secure, reliable and flexible?
Welcome to one of the most powerful opportunities in app development: Low-code.
The low-code movement is gaining momentum because it addresses one of the greatest modern business challenges: Efficiently responding to customer need.
What would you do if you could literally bring new ideas to life for applications - in a matter of days or weeks rather than months or years? Go ahead. Take a moment and think. We'll wait.
Yes, we too have lots of ideas. Most businesses do.
There is almost no company where digital transformation is not a top strategic priority in 2017. On the agenda of most business units, you’ll find digital initiatives for new ways to interact with the market or to work more efficiently. The specifications are seldom very exact, but what’s clear is that the development needs to happen quickly if not to lag the market. Business teams are clamouring for quick releases, and IT teams are overwhelmed.
Most IT projects fail. A study by Standish Group across 50,000 software projects found that only 29% of projects were successful, defined by on time, on budget, within scope and of value to the end user. Another 52% had major challenges. And 19% failed completely.