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Satisfy Digital End Users With Low- and No-Code

Extend IT, automation, and digital capabilities to the business with the right tools, good governance, and trusted organizational relationships.

  • Your organization decided to invest in digital solutions to support their transition to a digital and automated workplace. They are ready to begin the planning and delivery of these solutions.
  • However, IT capacity is constrained due to the high and aggressive demand to meet business priorities and maintain mission critical applications. Technical experience and skills are difficult to find, and stakeholders are increasing their expectations to deliver technologies faster with high quality using less resources.
  • Stakeholders are interested in low and no code solutions as ways to their software delivery challenges and explore new digital capabilities.

Our Advice

Critical Insight

  • Current software delivery inefficiencies and lack of proper governance and standards impedes the ability to successfully scale and mature low and no code investments and see their full value.
  • Many operating models and culture do not enable or encourage the collaboration needed to evaluate business opportunities and underlying operational systems.This can exacerbate existing shadow IT challenges and promote a negative perception of IT.
  • Low and no code tools bring significant organizational, process, and technical changes that IT and the business may not be prepared or willing to accept and adopt, especially when these tools support business and worker managed applications and services.

Impact and Result

  • Establish the right expectations. Profile your digital end users and their needs and challenges. Discuss current IT and business software delivery and digital product priorities to determine what to expect from low- and no-code.
  • Build your low- and no-code governance and support. Clarify the roles, processes, and tools needed for low- and no-code delivery and management through IT and business collaboration.
  • Evaluate the fit of low- and no-code and shortlist possible tools. Obtain a thorough view of the business and technical complexities of your use cases. Indicate where and how low- and no-code is expected to generate the most return.

Satisfy Digital End Users With Low- and No-Code Research & Tools

1. Satisfy Digital End Users With Low- and No-Code Deck – A step-by-step guide on selecting the appropriate low- and no-code tools and building the right people, processes, and technologies to support them.

This blueprint helps you develop an approach to understand your low- and no-code challenges and priorities and to shortlist, govern, and manage the right low- and no-code tools.

2. Low- and No-Code Communication Template – Clearly communicate the goal and approach of your low- and no-code implementation in a language your audience understands.

This template narrates a story to describe the need and expectations of your low- and no-code initiative to get buy-in from stakeholders and interested parties.


Onsite Workshop: Satisfy Digital End Users With Low- and No-Code

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Module 1: Select Your Tools

The Purpose

  • Understand the personas of your low- and no-code users and their needs.
  • List the challenges low- and no-code is designed to solve or the opportunities you hope to exploit.
  • Identify the low- and no-code tools to address your needs.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Level set expectations on what low- and no-code can deliver.
  • Identify areas where low- and no-code can be the most beneficial.
  • Select the tools to best address your problem and opportunities.

Activities

Outputs

1.1

Profile your digital end users

  • Digital end-user skills assessment
1.2

Set reasonable expectations

  • Low- and no-code objectives and metrics
1.3

List your use cases

  • Low- and no-code use case opportunities
1.4

Shortlist your tools

  • Low- and no-code tooling shortlist

Module 2: Deliver Your Solution

The Purpose

  • Optimize your product delivery process to accommodate low- and no-code.
  • Review and improve your product delivery and management governance model.
  • Discuss how to improve your low- and no-code capacities.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Encourage business-IT collaborative practices and improve IT’s reputation.
  • Shift the right accountability and ownership to the business.
  • Equip digital end users with the right skills and competencies.

Activities

Outputs

2.1

Adapt your delivery process

  • Low- and no-code delivery process and guiding principles
2.2

Transform your governance

  • Low- and no-code governance, including roles and responsibilities, product ownership and guardrails
2.3

Identify your low- and no-code capacities

  • List of low- and no-code capacity improvements

Module 3: Plan Your Adoption

The Purpose

  • Design a CoE and/or CoP to support low- and no-code capabilities.
  • Build a roadmap to illustrate key low- and no-code initiatives.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Ensure coordinated, architected, and planned implementation and adoption of low- and no-code consistently across the organization.
  • Reaffirm support for digital end users new to low- and no-code.
  • Clearly communicate your approach to low- and no-code.

Activities

Outputs

3.1

Support digital end users and facilitate cross-functional sharing

  • Low- and no-code supportive body design (e.g. center of excellence, community of practice)
3.2

Yield results with a roadmap

  • Low- and no-code roadmap

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Extend IT, automation, and digital capabilities to the business with the right tools, good governance, and trusted organizational relationships.

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Guided Implementation #1 - Select Your Tools
  • Call #1 - Understand the motivators for low- and no-code.
  • Call #2 - Learn and profile your digital end users.
  • Call #3 - Build and review your low- and no-code use cases.
  • Call #4 - Discuss your low- and no-code tooling options and desired features.

Guided Implementation #2 - Deliver Your Solution
  • Call #1 - Review and optimize your SDLC for low- and no-code.
  • Call #2 - Modify your governance to support low- and no-code.

Guided Implementation #3 - Plan Your Adoption
  • Call #1 - Design CoE and/or CoP.
  • Call #2 - Review your low- and no-code adoption roadmap.

Author

Andrew Kum-Seun

Contributors

6 anonymous contributors

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