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How Will Citizen Development Impact Leadership, Decision-Making and How Projects are Run? Part 3

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Welcome to part 3 of my 3-part series on how citizen development is impacting projects and project management. Through the lens of citizen development, I am looking at the areas of

  1. Leadership – How citizen development related to the leadership face
  2. Project Manager – How citizen development relates to the PM face  
  3. Decision making – How citizen development can impact decision making

 

If you missed parts 1 and 2 you can read them here and here.

https://www.projectmanagement.com/blog-post/67865/How-Will-Citizen-Development-Impact-Leadership--Decision-Making-and-How-Projects-are-Run--Part-1

https://www.projectmanagement.com/blog-post/67946/How-Will-Citizen-Development-Impact-Leadership--Decision-Making-and-How-Projects-are-Run--Part-2

 

How Citizen Development Can Impact Decision Making

 

At the core of Citizen Development lies decision-making about projects and programs that must align with organizational strategic objectives, the readiness of the decision-makers, the underlying factor of Return on Investment (ROI), and the uncertainties of citizen development, but one factor that keeps citizen development ahead is the speed of delivery of products or services in less time.

 

Lots of programs have failed even though time and a huge amount of funds were spent to deliver the benefits. Sometimes, products become obsolete at roll-out. The recent Covid-19 saga has shown the world that one has to respond faster to contain it. Real-time development and deployment of products or services is key to citizen development.

 

In my training as a Software Tester, one must not wait to find all the defects for a product to go live, some defects will pop up when the product goes live in different environments. Feedbacks will eventually help in fine-tuning the flexibilities required when the product is live and in use.

 

 

It is great to know citizen development is already launched on an existing low-code/no-code (LCNC) platform. The usage of LCNC is on the increase and the platform will get better as it progresses. The world is changing, the need for building applications will grow higher and the world will not find a better way to deliver products or services than to leverage on a low-code/no-code platform to deliver applications cheaper and in less time.

 

Applications will be launched faster with a higher Return on investment (ROI). This will not be negotiable for CEOs who always go for profit maximization. The low-code/no-code market will be huge in the nearest years.

 

This boom will reshape organizational development in my opinion. This is because it will create more opportunities for both the organization and the employees. Ideas can be brought to life in no time, and organizational growth will be rapid.

 

The strength of every organization is the people (employee), the fear of investing lots of resources on the employee ideas will be gone with a low code/no-code platform and ideas can be brought to life faster and cheaper.

 

The growth will be unstoppable with a low code/no-code platform.

 

 

Posted by Jelili Odunayo Kazeem on: January 27, 2021 02:54 PM | Permalink

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Kwiyuh Michael Wepngong Financial Management Specialist | US Peace Corps / Cameroon Yaounde, Centre, Cameroon
Hi Kazeem,
Merci pour le partage.... very enriching

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Jelili Odunayo Kazeem Co-Founder| Convosync Solutions Limited Enugu, En, Nigeria
Thank you Kwiyuh, glad you found it enriching.

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CHIGOZIE NDEKILE PM I| Xstrata Professional Services Limited Abuja, Fct, Nigeria
Jelili....your write up is well articulated and can be understood even by a novice in the field.keep it up.

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Jelili Odunayo Kazeem Co-Founder| Convosync Solutions Limited Enugu, En, Nigeria
Thanks for the feedback.

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Gbadeyan Timothy Project Director| Timglobal Technologies Ltd Lagos, Nigeria
Nice article @Jelili.
Software Testing : The amount of defects/bugs will depend on the framework,culture, the Maturity level of organization in terms of 6Sigma, lean implementation among other factors.

For example : My little experience implementing solutions in a Telco environment, had some QAT,.. UAT before a Golive. 3 months post Golive support was another /success criteria milestone.

While my experience in other sectors are relatively different. "No two projects are the same" Uniqueness!

However, I quite agree with you that "the growth of LCNC is unstoppable"

Cheers!

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Aws Shehab Deputy IT Manager & Financial Affairs Support| ATU Duty Free Salalah, Dhofar, Oman
Thanks for Sharing this artice will prepare mindset for upcoming revolution in market.

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Jody Temple White Citizen Developer, PMP, Operations Specialist| ASG Projects, LLC Portland, Or, USA
This info is on point. Nice Job! LCNC platforms have come a long way over the years and it is really exciting to see how organizations are embracing the opportunity and empowering their employees to create viable solutions.

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Mushtaq Abdulrahimzai SWIS| Surrey Schools District 36 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Thanks for Sharing this great artice

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Essowe Abalo CEO | Project Management Consultant| Woloyem Consulting Prague, Czechia
Thank you for the insight

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Mohd Azmirul Adha Azmir Project Manager| Buildserve Engineering Puchong, Selangor, Malaysia
Good for sharing.

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