Is Agile and Low-code/No code the future of development?

November 16, 2022

Agile software development is a method for developing software that encourages teams to constantly review and adjust their approach based on new data. It has become prevalent in recent years because it allows organizations to be more flexible in their approach to software development. Traditional waterfall software development is a linear process that follows a strict set of steps that can’t be changed once the project begins. Agile is different because it allows teams to change directions based on new information.

Low-code and no-code software development are great options when your team needs to create software applications quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively. They are also helpful if your team doesn’t have a programmer and needs to create custom applications. Citizen developers can build custom applications are business users with little to no coding experience using low-code and no-code platforms.

Agile and Low Code/No Code are not directly related to each other, but we can use together them in the same project. Both of them have different applications but can work together quite well. If companies can get their application development strategy right, there is an opportunity for both Agile and Low Code/No Code to work together within a single project or organisation.

First, Agile can be used to manage a Low Code/No Code project. This means that the Agile team will be responsible for scheduling, tracking, and managing the overall project. An Agile team will also manage the requirements, prioritise the backlog, and monitor progress. This way, the Low Code/No Code team will be able to stay focused on their end goal.

Second, Low Code/No Code can be used as part of an Agile project. This means that the Low Code/No Code functionality will be created in an iterative fashion, just like the rest of the project.

When you use Low Code/No Code on a project, you’re able to bring a prototype to a client or user much more quickly. You can also make adjustments based on their feedback, which is a key benefit of using Low Code/No Code when working with clients and stakeholders. Low Code/No Code is also known for producing high-quality software. This is partly because the core values of Low Code/No Code include user experience, design, and usability. In addition, using Agile and Low Code/No Code together provides a consistent approach to project management. It also helps to ensure that all members of the team are working towards the same goals and are aware of the team’s objectives.

Companies must also understand that there are some limitations to be aware of when combining Agile and Low Code/No Code. You may find that you need to invest in more training for the team members. This is because you’ll probably want to use a mix of methods, which will require your team members to know how to use both methods on the same project. Teams may find it challenging to integrate data from Low Code/No Code with the rest of your system. This is because Low Code/No Code systems tend to be designed to work independently of other systems and development leads need to factor in these dependencies before the start of the sprint.  

In conclusion, we can realize many benefits when Agile and Low Code/No Code are combined as part of a single project. These include faster prototyping, better user experience, and higher quality software, but would certainly recommend getting the strategy and execution flow clearly defined first before combining both methodologies.

Thank you for reading! We hope this article was helpful.

Zertain Team

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