The benefits of employing an Agile-based methodology for new development have been so effective that it is now considered the logical gold standard methodology for new builds and large upgrade projects. Enterprise Iron recommends Agile as the default methodology for all our internal and customer engagements. When we engage with our clients via a Statement of Work (SOW), our language always includes a section on why we utilize Agile as our methodology of choice.
EI also supports services other than new development and maintenance/upgrades. We are now engaging customers who have new active requests – Application Modernization and Development using Low-Code/No-Code tools. Traditional waterfall methodologies are not geared to supporting these efforts. Waterfall is very inflexible and does not support dynamic customer requirements. We believe that firms who cling to their behemoth waterfall-based methodologies are introducing significant risk to their Modernization or Low-Code/No-Code initiatives.
Let’s take a minute and dig into how Enterprise Iron uses Agile for Application Modernization and Low-Code/No-Code engagements.
The purpose of any modernization program is to ensure that the re-platformed, modernized software works correctly, performs well, is secure, and is as efficiently produced in the shortest window possible. In the re-platforming space, vendors often resort to a line-by-line translation of the old code, which completely defeats the purpose of modernization.
At EI, our process looks different. First, we extract metadata from the old software, such as screen layouts, data structures, navigation, and business logic. We only use that information to write fresh, properly structured source code. Our modernization process utilizes Agile and follows the agreed-upon guidelines set before engaging with a client.
While we practice sound software engineering, we also realize that the project process will need to adapt to circumstances encountered in the project work – which is the central guiding principle of Agile. We understand that the fundamental nature of an innovative, successful software project starts with meaningful collaboration. Our standard, Agile-fueled communications are not status reporting meetings in disguise, and we efficiently adjust our process and backlog as needed.
By utilizing Agile, our modernized platforms result in satisfied customers who have been engaged in approving increasingly rapid results from the first portion of the engagement to the final result. Our code is object-oriented and scores highly when evaluated by software quality such as CAST.
EI enables customers with self-service/no-code capabilities and is central to the latest IT paradigm. We provide clients with the tools and Agile-based processes that substantially reduce development times, unleashes a new group of developers (“Citizen Developers” or non-technical developers trained to utilize the new toolsets), and significantly reduce costs by combining the inherent acceleration methods of the toolsets with the injection of the efficiencies of Agile. A more enticing Cost Per Customer (CPC), combined with the positive infusion of Agile-based development, is the formula for canceling the dread of a new build performed by siloed, high-cost IT organizations.
We advocate technology solutions that empower organizations to build Agile-based enterprise-grade solutions without code and include B2B and B2C endeavors. The ultimate No-Code platform should be designed to employ Agile (iterative results are seen immediately by the Citizen Developers), replace numerous enterprise business, and IT functions, and contain a digitally powered, graphically driven engine.
When successfully marrying No-Code and Agile, the cost-savings experienced could deliver outstanding ROI averaging a 60 to 70% reduction compared to traditional project costs.
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