According to Forbes, the most disruptive trend of 2021 is low-code/no-code. This space is growing fast due to a lack of skilled software developers and the need to speed up development projects to solve business problems quickly.

This new generation of low-code/no-code platforms is designed to make it relatively quick and easy for people to design, build, and launch apps, without the worry of operating systems or scalability requirements.

A new class of software assemblers

As stated by Forbes, “The essence of low-code and no-code software is the emergence of a new class of software ‘assemblers’ not traditional software ‘developers’.”

Good news for professional developers as…

No organization can afford to stand still. There are always new challenges to meet and better ways of doing things. In the wake of Covid-19, organizations are fundamentally rethinking their product and service portfolios, reinventing their supply chains, and pursuing large-scale organizational restructuring and digital transformation.

When your organization undertakes projects or initiatives to improve performance, seize opportunities or address key issues, they often require changes; changes to processes, job roles, organizational structures, and types and uses of technology.

This is where change management comes in. Change management is the discipline that guides how we prepare, equip and support individuals…

The pandemic has forced IT leaders to reprioritize their strategic IT roadmaps. A lot of work for Strategy and Roadmapping is undertaken using workshops but all too often communication gets locked in pdf’s and word documents between workshop sessions, never becoming part of the ‘business as usual’ process needed to progress the strategy.

Add remote working to the complexity of multiple data inputs with interdependencies, and it’s easy to see why this presents such a stern challenge to IT departments.

Virtual digital workshops for remote teams

Understandably, the problem faced by many enterprise organisations right now is how to run effective remote digital workshops to accommodate…

Do you ever get involved in creative workshops, strategy meetings or project reviews, where you collaborate with others to brainstorm ideas or prioritise tasks, capturing content with Post-It Notes?

Many of them, whatever their qualities, suffer from a fundamental problem in that all too often the creativity, collaboration and feedback end as the participants leave, with administrators having to manually transfer those luminous ideas from sticky notes into documents, spreadsheets or other traditional files for onward distribution.

This is time consuming and often loses all-important meaning and context, curtailing the innovative process and reducing value from time spent together to…

Members of the C-suite understand the need for digital collaboration tools. They dismantle silos, improve communications, and lead to greater employee productivity.

However, C-suite execs rarely consider collaboration tools necessary within the C-suite itself. Here are three reasons why a shift in this mindset is needed in today’s business environment.

1. Collaboration is Key to Strategic Decision Making

Executives task themselves with making strategic decisions that’ll improve the organization as a whole. But, all-too-often, decisions are made individually and then communicated to the wider C-suite.

This may have been fine in the past, but digital disruption and an uncertain marketplace have forced businesses to be more agile and…

PI Planning is an essential part of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), a framework that’s designed to bring Agile to large companies with multiple teams. The goal of PI Planning is to get all your teams aligned strategically and enable cross-team collaboration. Without PI Planning, teams don’t have structured communication. They may not know what other teams are working on or realize there’s a dependency that could hold up a release.

The PI Planning event is two days of focused planning with all the teams, stakeholders, and product owners/managers in one place, to create the program board, draft sprints, write…

Well defined, visual product roadmaps are the key to implementing a product strategy and driving your company towards a shared vision.

But for some organisations, it’s easy to get lost and lose focus of what the roadmap is there for.

Roadmapping should be fundamental to executing a product strategy, acting as a collaboration tool rather than just a Gantt chart for planning.

To ensure you stay on track, try following our 5 steps for successful product roadmapping.

1. Define a Product Strategy

Before you start, you must first define the product strategy your roadmap will focus on. …

The Business Intelligence (BI) industry is booming. According to Gartner, the BI and analytics software market is forecast to grow to a whopping $22.8 billion by the end of 2020, up from $18.3 billion in 2017.

The huge explosion in data we’re experiencing has no doubt been a decisive contributor to the sector’s rise, but what part has data visualisation had to play? A key agent or just more pie charts and PowerPoints sending people to sleep?

What’s Important in Business Intelligence?

Before getting into data visualisation, we need to look at the wider picture. So, here are the main aims of business intelligence:

  • Help…

Innovation Management has been recognised as one of the most powerful strategies an organisation can use to streamline internal processes and boost their business productivity.

In such a fast-paced world where technology is advancing quickly and leaving many older business models behind, businesses are seeking new ways to stream-line their innovative methods.

Innovation can be a risky venture

It’s no longer realistic to expect only a few individuals to come up with new ideas frequently and organically. Large organisations need more open communication and collaboration between all their different departments and levels for innovation to really work.

Capturing innovative ideas from employees at various levels, building…

The problem faced by many enterprise organisations right now is how to run effective remote digital workshops, meetings and events to accommodate dispersed teams and be productive and successful in sharing post event knowledge and decisions with colleagues.

People spend a lot of time in meetings and workshops within your business. However, it’s never that easy to get everyone together in the same room and consequently the process, often limited by the calendar, can be a barrier to good decision making. …

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