Mike Beckley, Appian Chief Technology Officer & Founder is the guest in the studio today. In this interview he expands on low code software development for federal agencies Appian was founded in 1999 and is well known in the Washington, D.C. area. They are in business to reduce the cost of software development for large organizations. This is an idea that has been kicked around for a long time.'Appian, as an innovative software company, we deliver that same product to the biggest banks, financial institutions, life sciences companies, and 42 federal agencies.' Michael Beckley, CTO and Founder, Appian Click To Tweet
Winston Churchill once said that Americans always do the right thing – after they have tried everything else. This has applied to developing software. For decades people have labored with details of gathering program requirements only to fail because of a slow-moving system. This was called the waterfall method.
Back in 2001 a group of developers got together on a mountain top and came up with the solution – the Agile Manifesto. No, this is not a 19th-century document for the liberation of the workers; it is an approach to software development that focuses on short iterations and flexibility.
Up until now, this has generally been a futile aspiration. Michael shows how the Appian low code approach can speed up software development.
During the interview, Michael talks about how emerging technologies are increasingly putting pressure on software development systems. The answer is to pivot with the innovations and allow for customization and integration with legacy systems.
Appian offers a system of low code where a team of business professionals can implement the concepts of agile development. The Appian platform of low code allows for reusability of segments of prewritten code which gives developers the ability to respond quickly to new requirements.
Do you think Appian’s low code has a role in the federal government?