Jeremiah Sanders, federal strategist at VMware (NYSE: VMW), said agencies looking to advance modern app development should solicit feedback from users to build user-centric apps that could make tasks easier.
“In the government, modern app development is a mission imperative that encourages the use of common tools, saves time and money, enhances cybersecurity, and improves the citizen experience,” Sanders wrote.
He mentioned some of his observations during his program management career in the U.S. Air Force and how Kessel Run in partnership with VMware’s Tanzu Labs helped speed up the development and delivery of new software capabilities to warfighters within hours.
Sanders discussed the role of cloud technology in enabling software development organizations to achieve speed and agility and the need for them to work with vendors “that can provide highly automated service abstraction layers for commercial, on-premises and hybrid clouds.”
He noted that the adoption of commercial shared services technology platforms could help government information technology operators and developers to be “laser focused” on data and apps “by abstracting away the complexities of building, running and managing the underlying IT stack.”