How should I be thinking about governance?

Governance can often be an afterthought when it comes to selecting a no-code software solution – often with UX/UI at the forefront of the conversation – but governance is a central component to a secure, quality data experience. Governance practices will help you to be sure that the right people have access to the right information exactly when they need it, and empowers you to be confident in the apps your team creates. This might not seem to be a top priority when there are only a few users, but it’s good to set governance practices in motion early on so that you can scale your business securely.

How does governance impact my organization's transition to no-code?

For the most part, the transition to using no-code as a platform is a smooth process.

Governance frameworks can guide your transition

One thing you’ll want to be mindful of is your company’s governance processes to be sure application development and deployment is aligned with company security. That way you can be sure that when you build and release apps – and when you train new users on those apps – it’s being done in a thoughtful way that ensures everyone is on board.

It’s also good practice to have a process in place for updating or altering apps that ensures maintained security and doesn’t accidentally impact other areas of the organization.

You might be used to working with your IT team to build applications by putting in requests, collaborating with different people, and iterating on the request to be sure it’s feasible. This is a time-consuming, difficult process that often leaves people with a home-grown application that isn’t quite what they were looking for.

Depending on your company’s governance structure, there may be different steps your team has to take in order to build applications. Quickbase can help you reduce the number of touchpoints each task requires and empowers your team to get to the real work quicker.

What are some best practices?

No-code governance is more than product capabilities and security features. You’ll want to be sure you’re recruiting the right personas and outlining roles and responsibilities when it comes to the application lifecycle, from scoping and building to using and maintaining. This way, applications are built to accurately solve for a specific problem and remain correctly informed throughout their use. It may be wise to document decisions as you build in order to facilitate a smooth transition across owners in the event of a change.

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