Organizations typically adopt a low code platform to accelerate the rate at which application code can be generated. However, just because something can be done faster it does not always mean that it’s better. Organizations that take the time built cross-functional teams to build applications consistently and enjoy more success, especially when building digital business applications. In fact, one of the primary reasons to adopt a low-code platform is that it makes it simpler for end users with domain expertise to directly participate in the application development process. It’s that ability to eliminate the iterative cycles required using legacy development processes that make low code development platform the superior solution for delivering real business value.
Digital business transformation can only really be attained when the employees that have the right knowledge and skills can easily participate in the process. Developers are essential because of their application development expertise. But each development team needs to be augmented by business people that are intimately familiar with the process that needs to be automated. That level of sharing of knowledge and expertise over time creates a virtuous cycle. Developers over time gain more insights into how the business functions, while end users gain a greater appreciation for the value of application architecture.
To help jumpstart that process organizations often need external consultants that have expertise in specific types and classes of business processes. These experts advise the organization on everything from the process that needs to be implemented to the right tooling and platforms best suited to meet the organization’s goal. Consultants enable organizations to quickly realize the benefits of adopting a low-code platform. However, there comes a time when an organization needs to rely less on consultants by developing their own competency center. The challenge organizations face when trying to achieve that goal is determining what specific types of training their internal employees require.
When the company chooses to train internal employees to become a low-code team member, there are four aspects that organizations need to consider.
Organizations need to carefully develop a set of training best practices to not only advance their digital business transformation strategy more rapidly but just as importantly make sure they can continue to attract employees that are highly motivated to innovate.
Every individual developer brings with them their existing knowledge and experience. To train them to become a member of a low-code development team, it’s important to determine their existing competencies, knowledge, and skills. Then it becomes much easier to determine where to fill in the gaps in their education. The Mansystems Academy provides a regimen that can be specifically tailored to meet the needs of each member of the low-code development team.
As a certified Mendix training partner, we teach IT and business professionals in bootcamps and small workshops using project simulations that combine theory and practice to enable them to become either a Mendix Rapid Developer or Mendix Advanced Developer. Whatever the training requirement, the Mansystems Academy has a program that can easily be adapted to fit all your organization’s low-code training requirements.
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