Rapid application development is a hot topic in many businesses. In order to keep up with market demands and competitors, it becomes more important to deliver new apps faster. Furthermore, due to a shortage of developers, low-code rapid application development is a smart approach to maximize the effectiveness of available IT resources. Mendix, a low code development platform, enables you to build, integrate and deploy web and mobile apps fast. It allows you to visually create apps by using a graphic user interface and drag-and-drop components. Based on Mendix, we developed a six-step roadmap and two starter packs to help small and medium businesses as well as enterprises get a head start on low-code app development.

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I go on a Pega journey and this is what I take with me…

I go on a Pega journey and this is what I take with me

Everyone will remember this famous (Dutch) game from their childhood. I go on a journey and take .. with me, the next persons repeats the former and adds something, on and on until someone forgets something that has been mentioned and he or she is out of the game. When you start a Pega project it is a bit the same. There is so much to think about and if you forget or neglect something crucial, you might encounter major challenges or high cost to fix it later. From my seven year experience as Pega project-/delivery manager, I have listed the top three things to take into consideration when you start a Pega project.

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AI is going to solve all your problems, right?

Artificial Intelligence (AI), is a topic that is frequently discussed in the media. These media stories usually fall into two categories:

  • The optimistic stories: The possibilities of AI are limitless and its benefits are great. It will all happen much sooner than you think, no actually “it’s here now” (whatever that may mean);
  • The pessimistic stories: AI is going to disrupt all businesses. Many people will be out of a job. Some might even predict the robot apocalypse.

Although these two extremes make for salacious stories, they simply cannot be true. I will demonstrate that AI cannot solve all problems and replace all jobs, because there will always be people working alongside/with the AI.

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Did you hear about the 80/20 rule? It is also called the Pareto principle and the main idea is that 80% of our results are the outcome of 20% of our actions. Interesting, right? Even if we talk about our personal life, our career, industry or business, this principle can be applied anywhere. But the real question is how to easily find the 20% actions and keep focus on doing the right things, in order to reach our goals and have a successful life. This blog is a roadmap to feeling more productive, getting things done and reaching our goals better and faster. Of all the 11 roadmap elements, the most important is: Do what you love. 

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When starting up a nearshore IT team it’s important to set up properly from the start because restoring malfunctioning constructions afterwards can be a really tough job. We see a lot of companies attempting to find high skilled labour at a low price abroad. During implementation of their offshore construction, companies run into all kind of cultural, social and linguistic issues. A solution for this is sourcing labour at lower cost in a nearby country called nearshoring. When using a nearshore construction, the cultural, social, linguistic and time differences will be minimal. Even though in order to be successful, it’s essential to manage the startup phase well. In this blog, I will explain 5 powerfull tips for setting up a nearshore construction.

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