The efficacy of a software architect depends a lot on how they can effectively collaborate with business and IT. Most production issues arise due to a lack of alignment between the business requirements and the developers on the implementation team.
As an architect on the Pega Platform Security team, I enjoy improving the usability of our security features for clients. To better understand the low-code development perspective, I ventured into building some apps.
In this article, I'll share my experience with Pega's Low-Code Innovation Factory, emphasizing how Pega Express™ simplifies and enhances collaboration while highlighting how Pega Express seamlessly integrates within your organization's software development processes.
As a leading force in cutting-edge technology solutions, Pega Platform™ includes a powerful blend of low-code features and best practices for effective collaboration that help you deliver exceptional results in your software projects. The low-code features of Pega Platform have revolutionized how businesses tackle complex challenges. Low-Code App Factory empowers organizations to swiftly address unique needs and enables less technically skilled Citizen Developers to drive solutions independently. The comprehensive suite of low-code tools, all compliant with corporate standards, ensures successful automation of workflows and enhanced customer experiences.
Empowering business users is a top priority at Pega. With Pega Platform, users can build applications and thoroughly comprehend the intricacies of their solutions, which ensures better alignment with organizational objectives and drives innovation. For example, visual modeling through the Directly Capture Objectives (DCO) process facilitates this process.
DCO provides you with a set of tools that harmonize business and IT teams seamlessly. Stakeholders create process flows and data models in a business-user-friendly manner. This collaborative process minimizes room for missed requirements or assumptions during implementation, ensuring that projects stay on track from start to finish.
As an architect or a technical manager, you may already be aware of the dire consequences of working in silos and how effective collaboration alone can solve this.
There should be complete visibility for domain experts into how the technology addresses business domain challenges, at all stages of software development – incubation, development and even maintenance. It is extremely helpful to have a shared language between domain experts, product managers, go-to-market teams, executive leadership, and the development team, to foster clarity and collaboration and bridge the gap between business goals and technological solutions.
Pega Platform’s DCO features facilitate such collaboration effectively and seamlessly:
- Collaborative discovery and common understanding: Prioritizing collaboration between business stakeholders, subject matter experts, and technical teams, the visual modeling approach in creating a Pega Platform application fosters greater clarity during implementation.
- Business domain-centered approach: DCO captures business objectives directly from users, aligning our solutions with real-world needs. In this way, DCO facilitates and mandates a shared language between business and IT.
- Incremental and iterative methodology: The low-code features of Pega Platform support flexible updates, which facilitates continuous refinement of the domain model to keep up with the fast-evolving business needs.
Success thrives on close collaboration among stakeholders, and Pega Platform can help empower teams and foster seamless communication and enhanced productivity. With Pega Platform, you unlock the true potential of technology and achieve transformative software success.
Dive into the world of low code with Pega Platform and witness how these principles integrate flawlessly into your software development lifecycle. Even if you are accustomed to other software development methodologies such as Domain Driven Design, SAFe, and so on, incorporating Pega Express and its best practices is simple and adaptable.
Share your insights and feedback on how low code and effective collaboration have transformed your software success journey. Together, let's harness the true power of technology that facilitates effective collaboration and helps you achieve extraordinary results for your business.
- Pega Express Community Page
- Pega Express Values and Best Practices
- Directly Capture Objectives
- Pega's Low-code Factory approach to citizen development