As Pega kicks off our annual Community Hackathon, it’s a good time to highlight the innovations and successes organizations are realizing with low-code development. Today, organizations are facing any number of challenges: supply chain disruptions, customer loyalty, shortages of skilled labor, and the need to do more with less. The pressure is on business leaders to modernize and digitize operations as well as innovate. And speed-to-market matters.
McKinsey & Company research finds that “a small team of exceptional people working in agile ways delivers significantly more impact than an army of average talent.” That’s what low code platforms – and our Community Hackathon – are designed to do; empower teams to create impactful business solutions in a collaborative, agile environment.
The outcomes organizations are driving with low code
Organizations investing in agile, low-code development platforms are successfully solving problems big and small. They’re doing it by taking a centralized approach that enables collaboration between experienced IT professionals and workers in non-traditional development roles. And this collaboration is important because, for organizations to realize the value created through new, digitized workflows, those workflows need to be widely adopted by workers and team members at all levels. Low code helps bring a diverse set of workers and users into the development process to contribute front-line business knowledge critical for making sure the workflows being built are useful and functional for end users.
Low code platforms like Pega go a step further, providing a governed, operationalized approach to solution development that helps ensure the entire development team follows best practices and the new solution is compliant with the organization’s standards. A platform approach also enables low code development at scale by governing the development of reusable components, which helps shorten development cycles and speed time-to-market, all while reducing risk.