Building an Engineering Culture
Platforms are probably some of the most powerful tools when it comes to increasing the speed, scalability, and reliance of all your IT efforts. But only when used properly. There are some common pitfalls.
A platform is a group of technologies that function as a base upon which other applications, processes, or technologies are developed. They function as a shared service for a specific group of users in an organization. Examples are the Cloud or an application that allows you to call a secure and compliant database with one line of code.
It all comes down to making the right choices
For example, be careful to choose the right platforms. Implement only those platforms that actually have the potential to transform one of your value streams. In other words, treat them as a business amplifier, never as a goal in itself.
And take care to always use native platform capabilities. For example, don’t water down the power of the cloud by building a company layer on top of it. Don’t be tempted to do extra work that will only cause delays.
Do’s and don’ts
- Use platforms like the business accelerators they are intended to be
- Beware of the hypes
- Keep close to the source. Don’t water it down and don’t reinvent the wheel
- Use AI platforms like ChatGpt and GitHub copilot to speed up your development process
Build your unique engineering culture
A thriving engineering culture is vital for any company that wants to be a digital leader. However, it is not an off-the-shelf product you can buy. Building an engineering culture requires sustained effort, a willingness to learn, and a commitment to continuous improvement. And that’s where our eight pillars come in. Instead of rushing through them, use them to address (and resolve) the key bottlenecks in your organization one pillar at a time and create the foundation for long-term success.
Are you ready to turn your company’s unlimited curiosity and ambition into unlimited potential? Start building your unique engineering culture now!