All three elements of the governance triad (people, processes, technology) should ultimately be governed by the IT organization. SAP envisions that a successful scaling of SAP Build across the enterprise can be best supported by installing an IT-led Center of Excellence (CoE).
Scaling SAP Build across the organisatzion can only be achieved in a governed approach, and it applies both to citizen and professional developers. The SAP Build Center of Excellence should be responsible for the following tasks:
- Safely Scale Development
This aspect involves implementing guardrails with built-in security, curated APIs, and Action Projects, in addition to using prebuilt artifacts and use case content packages. It also includes the configuration of policies, approvals, and development processes. All these elements are crucial to safely scale development within an organization while maintaining security and efficiency.
- Low-Code Development
Low-Code DevOps is about integrating enterprise-class DevOps into your processes. This involves incorporating use-case-appropriate project lifecycle management capabilities and CI/CD into your development cycle. This holistic approach ensures efficient development and deployment of solutions across your organization.
- Fusion Development
Fusion development focuses on fostering dynamic collaboration among different players within the organization. This means creating co-creation models and capabilities that promote collaboration between IT, Line of Business (LoB) developers, and citizen developers. This collaborative approach maximizes the utility and applicability of the solutions developed.
- Operationalized Governance
This facet of the CoE responsibility is about operationalizing governance. It involves establishing and leveraging Center of Excellence (CoE) and Community of Practice (CoP) frameworks, and using methods and toolkits to effectively enable builders of all skill levels. This approach ensures everyone in the organization is enabled and the governance strategy is effectively operationalized.
Introducing the pre-Built Digital Center of Excellence Toolkit for SAP Build
For simply jumpstarting a governance program and a SAP Build Center of Excellence, SAP provides a pre-built Digital Center of Excellence toolkit for SAP Build. This toolkit is a set of pre-built artifacts that can be used to quickly establish a governance program and a SAP Build Center of Excellence, by leveraging SAP Build Work Zone. The toolkit will help IT admins to manage and collaborate with citizen developers and to create an entry point for everything low-code builders need to be successful. The toolkit includes.
Governance is crucial to successful citizen development, preventing the rise of shadow-IT and ensuring applications are secure, scalable, and compliant with corporate standards. The governance model revolves around the "Governance Triad", comprising people, processes, and technology. The SAP Build platform supports this governance with features such as the IT-led Center of Excellence (CoE), which aids in safe scaling of development, integration of Low-Code DevOps, fusion development, and operationalized governance. In addition, the pre-built Digital Center of Excellence toolkit for SAP Build facilitates a swift setup of a governance program and an SAP Build CoE, further promoting efficient and effective low-code development