Although the promises of no-code development seem unrealistic, there are ways to reduce the risks and increase your chances of success. In this article, we will discuss five steps for minimizing risk during no-code development.
Don’t fall for the false expectations
Don’t fall for the false expectations.
No-code applications are not perfect, they are not bug free, they are not secure and they’re certainly not scalable or fast.
That’s right: if you’re planning on building a no-code solution that will allow your business to scale with ease and speed, think again! These products aren’t created equal—not even close! They can be useful for certain use cases but won’t solve every problem for every business owner out there.
Agree on the deliverables
As you get started on your first no-code project, it’s important to lay out all of the deliverables. These are things that you expect from the developer and can be used as a baseline for quality, schedule and budget. Here’s a list of some common deliverables:
- Scope of work (what needs to be done)
- Timeline (when it needs to be completed by)
- Budget (how much you’re willing to spend on the project)
- Resources (the people who will help with the project)
- Communication channels (how they’ll communicate with each other and with you)
Once these elements are defined, you can get down into more detail about how they’re going to work together.
Plan for training and documentation
Planning for training and documentation is a critical part of any project. You want the right people to be able to do their job well, and you need them to know exactly what that job is. This step often gets overlooked by projects with less than 100% no-code development, but it’s an essential part of any project that involves building something from scratch.
The first step toward minimizing risk during this phase is making sure everyone knows how important training and documentation are for your business. If you don’t make it clear that this part of the process isn’t optional (and does not involve making up new words), then you run the risk of having someone write bad code without understanding what they’re doing—a recipe for disaster!
The second step toward minimizing risk during this phase is getting people who will create thorough, accurate training materials and documentation through careful planning. If these resources don’t exist when needed by others on your team or by clients using your products/services, then everyone involved is at risk of making mistakes because they lack sufficient knowledge about how things work in practice (versus theory).
Avoid changing the requirements
In the no-code development, the most important task we should do is to avoid changing requirements.
This is not only expensive and time consuming, but also risky. In fact, it is not recommended or supported by any tool or framework in the market.
Consider the long-term support
Consider the long-term support for the no-code applications. This is a crucial step to ensure that your application will have sustainable growth and a longer life span. Even though you may be able to find some companies who can provide quick solutions, they might not be able to provide ongoing maintenance or help in case of emergencies.
The key here is to identify an expert team of developers who can build your no-code application while giving you enough time and resources so they can maintain it until it becomes obsolete with future upgrades in technology.
No-code applications can bring huge benefits to enterprises, without increasing costs and by bringing new capabilities
No-code applications can bring huge benefits to enterprises, without increasing costs and by bringing new capabilities.
Here are five steps to minimizing risk during the no-code development process:
- Conduct a risk assessment
- Identify key stakeholders involved in your project and their roles in the company
- Consider how much time you have before having an MVP ready for testing (the earlier the better)
We hope you now have a better understanding of the benefits and considerations involved when developing with no-code platforms. The important takeaway is to be confident and thorough in your approach for projects like this. You can minimize risks as much as possible by being clear about what you want before you start, and knowing what to expect from it. As long as both parties are on the same page with where they want this partnership to go, there shouldn’t be any problems with development.