Mendix, streamlining agile development
February 14, 2017

Mendix, streamlining agile development

Jelle Dekker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Mendix

Mendix is one of the main technologies we implement for clients in many different ways and sizes. From small applications replacing Excel sheets and other basic implementations to full blown migrations of existing software packages. We also use Mendix for clients to combine it with our partners DMM tool Avola Decisions, creating applications for straight-through-processing and dynamic case management.
  • Mendix is a great tool to support agile scrum working. It allows client and developer to work closely together, quickly creating iterations of functionality to support the business case.
  • Mendix is a motivating tool to work with for developers. Most of the tedious repetitive programming work is taken away, allowing developers to quickly put together functionality and only diving into code when it gets interesting.
  • Mendix's visual domain models are extremely strong. It makes it easy to see what's happening and the benefits from a good domain model are always clear later on in the project.
  • Mendix can be easily enriched both front-end and back-end by using the widget (Javascript) and Java actions framework.
  • Mendix is only quick when the use case fits. It's possible to deviate from the Mendix way by enriching the software and customizing everything, but many of its upsides (clear, maintainable code and quick development) will then soon disappear.
  • The fast development pace of Mendix sometimes means new versions have to be treated with caution. As existing functionality might no longer work as expected.
Bizzomate has made portals that link to existing systems to provide users with the right information at the right times. Bizzomate has also combined the strengths of Mendix with Avola to create straight-through-processing applications that can help automate processes and let the business users focus on the cases where their expertise is most needed.
We use Mendix Sprintr to:
- Plan user stories, create sprints and track process
- Allow users to send feedback directly from the application
- Convert feedback to user stories and keep the user informed
Mendix is very well suited for work in an Agile Scrum setting. In Gartner's BiModal IT framework it's the perfect tool for your Mode 2 development, where business and IT work closely together on small and large applications.

It starts to become less suited when your software requirements get very specific and deviate from the Mendix design. Mendix is very adaptable, but the upsides disappear when you start making everything custom.