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. But a successful citizen development program requires appropriate governance, security and collaboration between business and IT.