Technology is an important factor of any digital initiative, but certainly not the only one on which the business outcome depends. The truth is many companies are focusing too much on technology. Other factors such as culture, people, and processes play just as critical a role in determining ultimate success.
Digital business transformation starts with organisational culture. Matching business goals to strategy and technology platform is as much art as it is science. Much care needs to be taken when conveying the value of a digital strategy based on a low code development platform to the business. To align the organisation to the digital business strategy, key questions need to be answered:
By tightly coupling the business value of digital business initiatives to the goals of the organisation, IT leaders can more clearly communicate the value of the low-code application development platform. Once it’s shown how low-code platforms enable those goals to be more easily achieved, resistance to making the shift to a low code platform starts to naturally fall away.
The more individuals that get exposed to the low-code application development process the more successful organizations become. Achieving that goal often requires business and IT leaders to rethink how the organisation is structured. Key questions that should be asked include:
Multidisciplinary teams that are given a lot of freedom and autonomy consistently enjoy the most success. Think of agile development or DevOps teams that are not only responsible for building and deploying applications, but also take responsibility for managing an end-to-process in collaboration with their business colleagues. To achieve results organisations must be able to quickly add the right people to a team, make sure the team remains attuned to the processes, and continually train everyone to make sure they have the skills required to succeed. The goal should be increased productivity, elimination of manual work, and much higher levels of customer satisfaction.
Digital success always stems from culture, which starts with how the company is organised. Add to that the right low code tools and processes and quickly the issue no longer is whether the company can transform, but rather how fast and at what scale.
Over the past ten years, we’ve gained a lot of experience pulling together the perfect multidisciplinary teams to accelerate low-code application development projects. We assist with everything from organizing the team to determining which roles need to be filled.
We can also supply an entire team to roll out our SMART Digital Factory framework to enable organizations to consistently build and deploy high-quality applications at scale. Of course, the goal is to make it possible for organizations to establish their own centers of excellence to build these applications on their own. But until that goal is achieved, Mansystems experts are available to address any and all digital business transformation challenges.
Has your organization launched a digital business transformation project that needs to be accelerated? Do you need a proven structured way to tackle these types of projects, or maybe you're just curious about what is possible? Mansystems has already helped numerous of organizations to achieve their goals. Download the eBook here or contact us now.