How to capture and maintain the advantages of visual technologiesReading time: 4 min
The tasks of IT-managers are diverse and challenging. These tasks include attracting and retaining the right people, selecting the right technology, delivering more with the same or fewer resources, dealing with all the political factors within their organizations, and respecting predefined targets and visions. You may find yourself facing these same challenges. The good news is that there are plenty of companies whose missions are to help. If your goal is to create software faster with a minimum amount of coding, then there are a number of low-code or no-code platform vendors who can bring some relief. Since their platforms provide visual composition possibilities, I’ll refer to those platforms as visual technologies.
Although the promise is compelling, there are a few important things to consider with regard to applying visual technologies. My colleagues and I at Software Improvement Group (SIG) recognize this, based on the many client projects we have executed. SIG has analyzed billions of lines of code, thousands of software systems, including the development teams that created and maintain them. We measure the underlying facts and provide clients with objective and impartial assessments to help management tackle their challenging software-related issues. This includes the analysis of many software systems implemented with visual technologies.