Project Management

Citizen Development and the Shortage of Software Developers [Infographic]


In the constantly changing business landscape, organizations need to be agile to meet consumer and employee needs. They need to develop solutions such as CRM tools, online community spaces and apps for customers.

But overworked IT departments coupled with a shortage of skilled software developers is creating challenges for organizations and decision makers.

Here are some interesting stats about the shortage of developers and the mismatch between that and the growing demand for apps:

  • 500M The forecasted demand for apps in organizations and business by 2023. (Source: IDC)
  • 500,000 Deficit of software developers by 2024 in the United States alone. (Source: Forrester)
  • 67% The number of employers who said they couldn't find qualified candidates to fill their open IT positions, with 40% of organizations saying they are unable to take on additional work due to this ever-widening skills gap. (Source: Linux Academy)

"I firmly believe that citizen development will form an integral part of the next wave of business transformation and will capitalize on both the digital and data revolution we are currently experiencing," says Sunil Prashara, President and CEO of the Project Management Institute. "We will witness the rise of citizen developers in the workplace as technologies advance."

With the right tools, training and partner support, …

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