[White Paper] The low-code digital transformation guide

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[White Paper] The low-code digital transformation guide

The world is changing and the way you develop software needs to change with it. The key? Your entire organization. Start breaking down walls to clear space for your innovation factory. When we began our journey, we wanted to solve a problem that you and countless other businesses face every single day: delivering software with traditional tools and techniques. The problem, while easy to grasp, is massively complex. The success rate of an enterprise-scale digital project is very slim, with 70 percent of projects either facing serious challenges or failing altogether. (1)

It’s all about collaboration. Or a lack thereof. Infrequent end user involvement often results in unclear requirements. And unclear requirements are harder to address and refine when development teams use processes that are rigid and siloed. The result? A perfect storm of inefficiencies causing delayed projects fraught with issues.

This digital execution guide is intended to help you through executing your organization’s digital transformation strategy and mending the rift between business and IT so you can get back to what you’re good at: making.

What does it mean to make?

Making is delivering technology to enable and empower the makers and doers of today. You’re a maker. You are leading your company through a digital transformation. You’re implementing massive changes to digitalize your company and empower everyone in the organization to be able to make applications.

For your organization, you’ve been asking, “What’s next?” That answer is digital transformation, in which application delivery is crucial. Whether it’s building or refining solutions that enhance engagement with your customers, resolving operational inefficiencies or driving new business, your applications are the key value delivery mechanisms for your organization.

For digital transformation to truly take hold, you need to start asking, “What if?” What if there was real collaboration between the business and IT that enables your makers to take their innovative ideas and deliver real, tangible results? What if there was a way to let your people experiment, explore, build, develop, question and answer in a structured, repeatable and scalable way? We have your answer to, “What IF?”

(1) – “2016 IDC futurescape CIO agenda prediction 4,” Bill Keyworth, IDC.


  • Part 1
  • A new World 
  • Part 2
  • The 4 P’s
  • Start, structure and scale
  • Influencing factors
  • Part 3
  • Let’s get making
    • People
    • Team position and organization
    • Team growth strategy
    • Portfolio 
    • Identify the first applications to develop
    • Deliver your first application
    • Define value and begin to track it
    • Celebrate success
    • Process
    • Put governance structure in place
    • Establish a retrospective cadence
    • Platform
    • Standardize best practices and methodologies
    • Deployment strategy
  • Part 4
  • This is the beginning
  • References

This is an excerpt from the “Low-code digital transformation guide” White Paper, written by Siemens Digital Industries Software Division.

The post is sponsored by Siemens.