Next-gen applications development sits at the interchange between application delivery and digital transformation, with an organization’s application landscape key to its evolution and ability to disrupt industries. As a result, next-gen applications development facilitates the introduction of new revenue streams, new business models and the rapid pivoting of a business.
The software development industry is continuously renewing itself, with developers joining the expanding industry every year, practices and mindsets evolving and, most importantly, end-user and business expectations increasing at an ever-greater rate.
Adopting modern development and operations practices and approaches is key to ensuring solutions are responsive to continually changing business requirements.
Virtual Agile Squads
Stefanini’s Virtual Agile Squads offering merges two powerful concepts into a single consistent solution: the outcome orientation of our Squads approach with the delivery flexibility of a virtualized, digital-empowered agile organization. Squads are built at their core as multidisciplinary agile teams, blending a focus on efficiency and technology with people-focused design practices to create a framework that enjoys the best of both worlds. It’s a methodology that brings together people with different skills and specialisms to create a unique, tailored team.
The distributed nature of the Virtual Squads allows us to assemble the best-fitting profiles and skills from multiple locations, ramp up more rapidly and ensure balanced costs. Our global reach helps us ensure a compatible mix of time zones and cultures, supported by the virtual face-to-face collaboration best suited for agile teams.
Our goal is to expand the boundaries of collaboration by capturing talent anywhere in the world, through the power of modern technologies and agile methodologies. We use our experience and maturity in distributed agile teamwork, our expertise, technology advances in the Digital Workplace, and our global footprint to deliver on this goal.
Software teams have long been motivated to measure work by output, but in recent years outcome-driven development has placed new emphasis on customer satisfaction in the software development and digital solutions worlds.
Customers increasingly demand products and new features that function properly and add value, rather than a constant stream of new products and features. Outcome-driven development translates this mindset into the approaches used for building, evolving and maintaining software solutions.
Applications modernization is not really about technology – it’s about creating business value and finding the most effective pathway to get there. Analysts predict that every dollar invested in digital business innovation will require enterprises to spend at least three times that to continually modernize the legacy application portfolio.
Many companies struggle to fully articulate the benefits that can lie dormant between all these costs, which is a critical aspect of any legacy modernization and integration project.
Applications modernization is an unavoidable and every day aspect of the modern landscape. As a result, adopting a pragmatic, optimized approach to modernization offers significant potential short-term and future benefits.
DevOps is probably the most significant shift in the applications development mindset since agile and one of the core enablers of many modern practices. This umbrella term covers a rich spectrum of approaches and practices related to organizations, tools, skillsets and automation.
Despite this variety, there’s a consistency of mindset that unites these different approaches, which deliver consistent benefits. Stefanini is supporting customers across the full DevOps and DevSecOps spectrum, while also embracing the mindset and practices within our own organization and services.
Digital Transformation meets
Applications Management Services
Application Management Services is also evolving in response to the rapidly changing world of business-focused organizations and shifting end-user expectations. Digital AMS focuses on delivering business value and maximizing flexibility, while keeping the strongest aspects of mature ITIL-based approaches.
At the same time agile and DevOps methodologies are reinventing the way development and operations teams design and deliver these applications, and new practices like Design Thinking and Lean are challenging the way enterprises have traditionally supported and evolved their application portfolios.
Cost and scale will always matter, but improvements based on labor are supplemented and replaced by a new focus on operational efficiency and technology. Improvements in tools enable rapid transitioning and drive automation, while cloud computing creates a new way to pool resources across organizations. Similarly, distributed agile work practices can deliver attractive blended rates, mixing low-cost labor capacity with access to highly skilled senior specialists to drive innovation and process improvements.
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