The Agility Academy – Low-Code skills & enablement at scale

The Agility Academy – Low-Code skills & enablement at scale

The need for digital transformation dominates business strategy today, and there are two obvious consequences for IT. First, demand for application development is at an all-time high. Second, speed and agility are more important than ever before.

As an organisation how prepared are you to respond to the new obligations, disruptions & opportunities in your market place? Do you need to drive your ‘Agile’ and ‘DevOps‘ maturity index to new levels [do you know what they are and currently measure them? Do you need to build skills rapidly, across multiple members of your team? Do you need ‘Low-Code’ but just don’t know where to start? Do you need the enablement blended with skills and in-house solutions tailored to your needs?

The ‘Agility Academy’ brings together our Low-Code Clinics, mentored support, PoC development into a unified program so that CIO’s and IT Managers can orchestrate who gets skilled, when, with alerts and line of sight of the teams progress and achievements.

Ask now for enterprise pricing and access for 2, 5, 10 plus PAX or more.

The State of Application Development in Banking

The State of Application Development in Banking

According to our research, two-thirds of banks and financial services firms have application development backlogs, and less than half say that the situation has improved since last year. If you feel like legacy gridlock, regulatory compliance, and security overheads are slowing the pace of digital innovation for your firm, you are not alone.
Over 3,500 IT professionals from 116 countries shared their insights in one of the most comprehensive research reports on the state of application development. In this concise summary, we explore how banks and financial services firms are performing on a vast number of app dev performance measures, including:

  • Demand for new software applications
  • Average development times for web and mobile apps
  • Backlogs—length and whether they are improving
  • Ability to hire required development skills
  • Adoption of agile and DevOps practices

To find out more, download the banking and financial services industry report.

State of App Development in Education

State of App Development in Education

The balancing act of providing a compelling student user experience and maintaining legacy systems for higher education institutions has become more difficult than ever. The competition to attract and retain students is fierce. And, with more choices stemming from new learning models, a college must be able to offer the latest content delivery methods on any platform. Education CIOs have to grapple with serving forward-looking, technology-hungry customers with outdated systems that require constant investment and maintenance and cannot always adapt to the needs of the institution and its students. There’s a better way to deliver the technology students want and the information systems your institution needs without costly hiring or outsourcing. Low-code application development with OutSystems can provide a successful end-to-end digital transformation that addresses all the new challenges of modern education.

According to our research, universities and other higher education bodies face numerous challenges that slow or delay digital innovation. If your digital student services, mobile apps, or other digital transformation efforts seem to be stuck in lengthening IT queues, you are not alone.

Over 3,500 IT professionals from 116 countries shared their insights in one of the most comprehensive research reports on the state of application development.

In this concise summary, we explore how higher education bodies are performing on a wide number of app dev performance measures, including:

  • Demand for new software applications
  • Average development times for web and mobile apps
  • Backlog length and control
  • Ability to hire required development skills
  • Adoption of Agile and DevOps practices

To find out more, download the higher education report.

State of App Development in Local Government

State of App Development in Local Government

Many municipalities struggle to keep up with the technical pace of change that their citizens now require, as well as managing their legacy IT infrastructure. Government CIOs often have to make difficult trade-offs between offering a compelling citizen user experience and maintaining current application functionality. Local governments have been forced to hire more IT staff or outsource application development to try and overcome those obstacles. There’s a better way to achieve a true digital transformation without costly hiring or outsourcing. Low-code application development with OutSystems can provide a successful end-to-end digital transformation.

According to our research, local government organizations face numerous challenges that slow or delay digital innovation. If your e-government, citizen services, or other digital transformation efforts seem to be stuck in lengthening IT queues, you are not alone.

Over 3,500 IT professionals from 116 countries shared their insights in one of the most comprehensive research reports on the state of application development.

In this concise summary, we explore how local government bodies are performing on a wide number of app dev performance measures, including:

  • Demand for new software applications
  • Average development times for web and mobile apps
  • Backlog length and control
  • Ability to hire required development skills
  • Adoption of Agile and DevOps practices

To find out more, download the local government report.

Legacy Modernization

Legacy Modernization

How much are aging legacy systems and applications hampering your ability to deliver innovative products and services? Numerous reports say that for most organizations, it could be as much as 90 percent. Meanwhile, the solutions for addressing “legacy gridlock” are many and varied, leaving you with more questions than answers:

  • Do I replace or refactor?
  • Do I rebuild altogether or should I buy commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software?
  • Should I incorporate a new services-oriented architecture (SOA)?
  • What are containers and how do they help get software to market faster and better?
  • I’ve heard about low-code, but what is it, and is it an option for my company?

Our new eBook, “Legacy Modernization: Finding Your Way With Low-Code,” takes on these questions, providing clear direction for leaving legacy system nightmares behind. It offers a practical way forward with low-code that you don’t want to miss.

New Low-Code Clinics – agile skills, capabilities and a PoC fast track

New Low-Code Clinics – agile skills, capabilities and a PoC fast track

Today I am pleased to announce the release of our ‘Low-Code Clinics’ for OutSystems. For the past few months we have been building a new program to support the typical workloads in an OutSystems sales engagement. It gives me great pleasure to share with you some updates on our inaugural December release.

So, a ‘Low-Code Clinic’ [LCC] is our new service to a) support the personal skills needed for technical and business users, and b) offer capabilities for the development of ‘proof of concepts’. A LCC brings together the OutSystems personal environment with structured training, guided enablement paths, support and mentoring for an individual or a team. A LCC is offered on a monthly paid subscription but has a primary objective to support the delivery of software sales or services. 

What is a LCC?

  • A personal cloud-based OutSystems environment
  • A ‘kick start’ session to plan ones learning pathway and objectives
  • An option to fast-track a PoC development
  • Access to tons of online videos, exercises and mentoring to build personal or team skills

Here is just some of the content in this December release

Clinic 1 Build a Web App in 2 hours – learn what it is to be ‘fast’ at web development
Clinic 2 Build a Mobile App in 2 hours – learn what it is to be ‘fast’ at iOS and Android development
Clinic 3 Jump Start  – this is classic Jump Start but online – 2 guided exercises,
Clinic 4 Becoming a Low-Code Web Developer – 14 lessons, 21 videos, 17 exercises
Clinic 5 Becoming a Low-Code Mobile developer  – 10 lessons, 23 videos, 15 exercises