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Guiding Principles on Effective Rapid Application Development

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In an environment of increasing digital transformation, technology leaders are supporting teams that require solutions in days or weeks, not months.

In this webinar recording, guest speaker John Rymer (Principal Analyst, Forrester Research) discussed how low-code platforms are now on the rise to help you keep pace with this trend, your competitors, and your employees:

- Understand the limitations and implications of traditional software delivery
- Learn how low-code platforms are changing the game by increasing the pace of app delivery and experimentation, lowering start-up costs, and empowering end users to build on their own while adhering to IT governance
- Hear best-in-class practices for evaluating low-code platforms and organizing your technology resources to achieve success

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Guiding Principles on Effective Rapid Application Development

  1. 1. Guiding Principles on Effective Rapid Application Development JULY 16, 2015 Hosted By: Featuring:
  2. 2. Agenda • Introductions • Intuit QuickBase and Rapid Application Development • ‘The Low Code Revolution’, from John Rymer (Principal Analyst, Forrester Research) • Q&A TODAY’S AGENDA
  3. 3. INTRODUCTIONS Steven Duque, Moderator Intuit QuickBase, Product Marketing John Rymer, Expert Presenter Forrester Research, Principal Analyst Rob Hale, Host Intuit QuickBase, Demand Marketing
  4. 4. WHAT IS INTUIT QUICKBASE? View this Webinar Recording Now
  5. 5. HOW QUICKBASE FITS INTO RAPID APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT 4 Trends Shaping Rapid Application Development
  6. 6. HOW QUICKBASE FITS INTO RAPID APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT Digital Transformation
  7. 7. We used to have to walk around and collect signatures, and things would get lost in translation between different departments. Now, all the departments can look in one screen and see exactly what's going on without it getting lost. RICH BUCKLEY, VP OF OPERATIONS
  8. 8. HOW QUICKBASE FITS INTO RAPID APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT Digital Transformation Citizen Development
  9. 9. Speed of development is critical for us. The fact that we don't have take the changes that we want to make to an application that we're running through an IT department, that we can let our employees make those changes themselves, is critical to maintaining our ability to deliver and deploy products quickly for customers. MATT EASTERLIN, COO
  10. 10. HOW QUICKBASE FITS INTO RAPID APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT Digital Transformation Citizen Development Democratization of IT
  11. 11. What makes a user happy about QuickBase is the fact that they can manage the applications themselves. We generally have to help them to do the first version of the application. But then they take ownership of it. FRANCOIS TRICOT, CIO
  12. 12. HOW QUICKBASE FITS INTO RAPID APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT Digital Transformation Citizen Development Democratization of IT Innovation by Integration
  13. 13. QuickBase Sync gives us a much better picture of project profitability. PAUL LANTERMAN, CREATIVE TECHNICAL SPECIALIST
  14. 14. Guiding Principles For The Low- Code Revolution John R. Rymer, Vice President, Principal Analyst July 16th, 2015
  15. 15. © 2015 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 16 Fast Software Delivery Is Crucial 1980s 1990s 1960s 2010 Data processing -- Batch automation of accounting, back-office IT -- Database, online systems-of-record and PCs automate front-office The Internet -- eBusiness brings external (Web) access to internal business processes The Customer -- Mobile & social empower customers – systems of engagement win, serve, retain them RequiredDeliveryTime
  16. 16. © 2015 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 17 How Software Delivery Is Failing 1980s 1990s 1960s 2010 Data processing -- Batch automation of accounting, back-office IT -- Database, online systems-of-record and PCs automate front-office The Internet -- eBusiness brings external (Web) access to internal business processes The Customer -- Mobile & social empower customers – systems of engagement win, serve, retain them RequiredDeliveryTime • Projects take too long. • Delivery processes are too inflexible. • Software change is too expensive & slow. • Talents are out of date.
  17. 17. © 2015 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 18 We’re Expanding Our Platform Portfolios Legacy • COBOL, PL/1, etc. Client/server • PowerBuilder, old VB, Oracle Forms Web • .NET, Java Digital Business • Mobile platforms • Server-side Javascript • Low-code platforms • Cloud platforms • Continuous delivery
  18. 18. © 2015 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 19 › Platforms that enable rapid delivery of business applications with a minimum of hand-coding, and minimal upfront investment in setup, training, and deployment. • Devs use low-code platforms to produce complete business applications (UX, data, workflow, transactions, reporting). • Devs use low-code platforms to address a wide range of applications. • Low-code platforms are an alternative to general-purpose coding frameworks (e.g. Java and .NET). Low-Code Platforms Defined Source: Based on “New Development Platforms Emerge For Customer-Facing Applications,” August 6, 2014
  19. 19. © 2015 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 20 5 Ways Low-Code Speeds App Delivery › Visual descriptions much faster than coding • Declarative tooling, pre-built components and controls › Easy, immediate, low-cost on-ramp • On-demand access, low costs, no enterprise sales cycle, no training › Discover true requirements and real value • Try out ideas at no or low cost, see the app as you build and modify it › Generate mobile apps from older apps • Available responsive design, reusable UX definitions › Empower developers you can find and afford • Powerful tooling replaces need for top-tier talent; fast ramp training
  20. 20. © 2015 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 21 This May Be A Revolution Health Ministry Patient admin system 3 years 4 months, 1 week Enterprise Result Code Low-Code UK Insurance Agent Portal ∞ 10 days to MVP Call Center Operator Customer-specific app 4 months 3 weeks Spain Insurance Web channel & admin system 2.7 years (est) 13 weeks
  21. 21. © 2015 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 22 Low-Code Platforms Also Enable Chaos › Dozens to hundreds of hard-to-maintain apps › Dozens to hundreds of point integrations › Apps that can’t grow along with usage › One-off, orphaned apps and/or platforms › More custom code to fill gaps than you planned to write
  22. 22. © 2015 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 23 Self-service Human-mediated Simple ComplexBusiness Process Customer Interaction Mode General-purpose Web-content Process Data/Forms Start With Objectives For Your Platforms › Source: “New Development Platforms Emerge For Customer-Facing Applications,” August 6, 2014
  23. 23. © 2015 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 24 When You’re Established, What’s Next? Experimentation, initial proof Expansion, optimization Case Forms B2C Process
  24. 24. © 2015 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 25 Plot Your Product Selection Application ScenariosNiche General-Purpose ExpressivenessConstrained Unconstrained ScalabilityDepartmental Internet-scale Ramp-up TimeLots Little Deployment ChoiceLimited Multiple
  25. 25. © 2015 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 26 Plot Your Product Selection Application ScenariosNiche General-Purpose ExpressivenessConstrained Unconstrained ScalabilityDepartmental Internet-scale Ramp-up TimeLots Little Deployment ChoiceLimited Multiple B2C sites Agent portal
  26. 26. © 2015 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 27 Target Roles Using Low-Code Platforms Plan Who Will Do The Work DevOps Pros Coders Rapid Devs Apps Pros “Citizen Developers ” Process Pros (both inside and outside of IT) IT Pros
  27. 27. © 2015 Forrester Research, Inc. Reproduction Prohibited 28 Design Your Governance Policies › Guidelines for classes of projects. › Common data, components, integration and who’s responsible. › Development framework and practices to achieve responsiveness and efficiency goals. › How to empower subject-matter experts. › Coordination of multiple lifecycle speeds.
  28. 28. WHAT IS INTUIT QUICKBASE?
  29. 29. QUESTIONS & ANSWERS Sign up for a QuickBase Demo: http://quickbase.intuit.com/contact-us Questions & Answers (Type questions in the chat or Q&A window)

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