Citizen developers are the future of business agility. Establishing a successful citizen development initiative requires proper tool selection, deployment, governance, security and adoption.
Citizen developers are business experts who create the non-mission-critical business applications and features employees need. Powered by low-code software and intuitive solution-building platforms, the contributions of citizen developers frees traditional IT staff to build innovative solutions that meet the organization’s critical business needs.
The citizen development transformation addresses a growing crisis among businesses. Most people use digital channels, and many of them are looking for even more digital options. In fact, demand for new apps has grown five times faster than the capacity for IT to deliver them.
A key benefit of the citizen developer movement is that businesses can get more done without hiring more developers in IT to accomplish it.
Businesses Today Are Taking Citizen Developer Initiatives
Companies should be seriously considering using citizen developers to free up IT staff to prevent falling behind competitors who do.
The Current Challenge
Companies with traditional IT approaches and organizations are struggling to balance new app creation with IT employees’ heavy, day-to-day workloads. Meanwhile, nimble startups, disruptive technologies, and novel business models continue driving the need to innovate quickly to remain competitive.
Employees increasingly expect their workdays to be as digitized as their personal lives. However, IT staff who may not have deep knowledge of the business spend valuable time producing apps that don’t work as employees need.
Successful citizen development initiatives result in lower costs, shorter cycle times, and more innovation from IT. We help companies realize these benefits.
We can help you determine the right citizen development tools to adopt based on your organization’s current technology environment and roadmap along with what solutions your citizen developers will be creating.
Our experts can help you deploy your citizen development tools effectively by ensuring they are configured properly and securely.
Some of the common tools for citizen development are the Microsoft Power Platform, UiPath and tools within Salesforce.
Governance & Security Policy Creation
Without proper governance and security, your citizen development initiative will not be successful.
We have successfully established proper guardrails for organizations to protect their data and ensure citizen developers build effective solutions.
Tool Adoption & Change Management
You can have the best tools available, but it doesn’t matter if no one knows about them or how to use them properly.
Our technology and people & change experts will help you build the right adoption and change management strategy.
Citizen Developers to the Rescue
Citizen developers combine the power of low-code software and “drag-and-drop” platforms with business understanding to quickly and securely:
- Create data-collection and business-critical apps and forms
- Build better user interfaces for on-premises apps
- Develop business processes and workflows within apps
- Decrease dependence on paper, email and spreadsheets
5 Traits of A Successful Citizen Developer
We Can Guide Your Citizen Developer Transformation
We combine deep knowledge of citizen development platforms, including Microsoft Power Platform, to help your citizen developer transformation succeed. We are passionate about governance and security. Our goal is to help you put policies in place that reduce risk and provide guardrails for citizen developers.
Finally, citizen development is about more than technology. Collaboration, people and change management, and culture are just as important. Our experts will partner with you to build a culture that allows citizen developers to become extensions — not replacements — of your IT team.
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Would your company be better off if internal projects could be completed faster? We discuss how citizen development is improving productivity and freeing up IT groups to focus on the most business-critical applications and solutions.
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