Elevate Your Mendix Journey: Establishing and Growing a Centre of Excellence


Oct 13, 2023

Embarking on a digital transformation journey can be akin to sailing uncharted waters. And if you've set your course toward harnessing the power of Mendix, you're in for a remarkable voyage. But, how do you ensure smooth sailing and navigate the complexities of this journey? Enter the tried-and-true Start, Structure, Scale model – your compass to success.

The First Phase: Start - Setting Sail with Purpose

Picture this: you're at the helm of your ship, embarking on a grand adventure. The Start phase is your departure point. It's about treading deliberately, beginning small, and cultivating a groundswell of support for your digital execution program. How? By proving the value of your new approach through strategic initiatives that create a WOW factor.

Your maiden project should be the beacon that radiates business value, sparking interest and curiosity throughout the company. As Plautus once said, "Seeing is believing all the world over." Your choice of that first project is crucial. It's the spark that ignites the fire of curiosity and enthusiasm. But remember, before you set sail, ensure you've anchored the necessary prerequisites: infrastructure, a solid business case, and a well-aligned team of stakeholders.

The Second Phase: Structure - Navigating the Waters with Precision

The Structure phase marks your transition from setting sail to finding your stride. It's about solidifying your team, formalizing your strategy, and shaping the methodology that will carry you forward. Your team, the heart of your ship, must be fortified, equipped with the right skills and training. A well-structured team is the wind beneath your sails, propelling you toward your digital execution goals.

As the number of your applications increases, considerations like DevOps for continuous delivery and governance for maintainability become essential. It's the time when your methodology evolves from an experiment to a replicable success story. You're shaping the framework that will underpin your journey's success.

The Third Phase: Scale - Hoisting the Sails of Automation

As your vessel sails through the Structure phase, you spot the horizon of the Scale phase on the horizon. This is where you harness automation to navigate the sea of efficiency. Imagine deploying and maintaining hundreds of applications with ease, akin to the efficiency of a well-oiled crew working in unison.

Automation becomes your anchor, supporting the deployment and maintenance of your expansive portfolio. Quality assurance vigilantly monitors project maintainability, ensuring the longevity of your creations. And just as a treasure trove of innovation lies at your fingertips, you establish a private app store, fostering reusability that permeates your digital enterprise.

Guided by Expert Hands: Kobeon's Role in Your Journey

Throughout your voyage, the experts at Kobeon stand as your trusted navigators, guiding you through each phase. From charting the course to assembling the right crew, from fine-tuning your strategies to maximizing the benefits of automation, Kobeon's guidance propels you toward excellence.

As you craft your Centre of Excellence, remember, the Start, Structure, Scale model is your compass, and Mendix is your vessel. With Kobeon by your side, you're equipped to conquer uncharted waters and set sail toward digital transformation success.

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