Lifecycle management

Professional developers and IT organizations often take traditional approaches to application development, following the steps of planning, creating, testing, and deploying that make up SDLC. This methodological approach helps trained developers produce quality solutions with clear requirements, timelines, and expectations.

This method has its benefits, but it can be costly, slow, and resource-intense. Additionally, business technologists without training or experience in development are likely not familiar with the nuances and do not have the time needed to properly execute SDLC.

Quickbase is purpose built for operational agility, allowing both business users and professional developers to quickly develop solutions to respond to constant change.

The pressure of market forces

As market forces require organizations to be more flexible, adapt more quickly, and tap into new sources of innovation, traditional approaches to application development can fall short. Rigid, waterfall methodologies for software creation do not meet the requirements of speed, flexibility, and ease-of-use needed by business technologists.

Quickbase’s flexible, no-code driven data model and auto-generated UI eliminate the complexity of traditional application development, thus removing the need for typical SDLC. While it’s important to note that DevOps can be viewed as a faster alternative to SDLC, it does not go far enough to meet the requirements of developers outside of IT. DevOps speeds up certain aspects of the traditional SDLC approach, but it can still be considered cumbersome for business technologists who are looking for a lightweight development process to support operational agility and innovation.

Achieving operational agility

The Quickbase platform was specifically designed for operational agility, supporting the automation of processes and workflows at the edge of the business. These are workflows that typically fall to the bottom of an IT backlog due to their narrow focus and level of impact, as opposed to the priorities at the top of the backlog that have broader organizational impact. While solutions to these workflows are not prioritized by IT, they still remain critical to business users. Quickbase’s no-code development lifecycle is aligned to that approach, meant for applications that are built and managed by business technologists where different requirements are needed.

While platform architecture simplifies development for citizen developers, Quickbase has built-in development guardrails and guidelines to monitor and ensure application quality. IT organizations can be confident that applications are being created throughout the business in a safe and sustainable way.

With a flexible, no-code driven data model and auto-generated UI, Quickbase eliminates the complexity of traditional application development.