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Citizen development is a disruptive approach to digital transformation and organizational innovation, where teams are empowered to turn ideas into applications using no-code/low-code technology. This blog provides insights, advice and practical knowledge from thought leaders and practitioners in Citizen Development.

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Citizen Development (CD) describes the ability for a user, the citizen developer, to create applications without coding expertise, significantly faster, and at a fraction of the cost. Citizen Development platforms have matured to the point that they minimize the need for manual coding when building serious, enterprise-grade applications.

Forrester estimates that by 2024 there will be a deficit of 500,000 software developers in the U.S. alone. No doubt, there is a vacuum, a problem to be solved.

PMI, however, came to the rescue and has developed and launched the world's first vendor-agnostic governance framework for Citizen Development (PMI Citizen Developer TM).

This is to expand the Project Managers toolkit and guide developers and organizations to take full advantage of the benefits of CD while maintaining IT governance and security compliance to enhance project success.

Forrester estimates that by 2024 there will be a deficit of 500,000 software developers in the U.S. alone.

Forrester also forecasts that the low-code market will top $21 billion spend by 2022.

The Power of Solution Is at the Core of the Business Now

With Low-Code/No-Code (LCNC), a project manager or any citizen developer can transform ideas into action solutions, services can be delivered cheaper and faster. These LCNC platforms are growing daily, and so are the needs to develop cheaper apps, products, and services in less time.

Any organization that gives Citizen Developers the opportunities to bring ideas to life using LCNC platforms is surely on its way to digitally transform itself. Ideas abound, the tools are now in the hands of the people (employees), and business processes are more flexible. The power to offer solutions is in the hands of those at the core of business processes to deliver results faster.

The pandemic has shown that businesses must respond rapidly to situations. Digital transformation has taken the front seat for most processes.  Businesses can’t afford weeks and months to come up with solutions. Time-to-market is more reduced now. Businesses are under pressure to optimize processes and deliver quick products/services in less time.

Digital Transformation through Citizen Development

LCNC supports digital transformation, creates more opportunities, grows the business with new ideas, and increases productivity. When you give the people all the tools and the flexibility to bring ideas to life, the organizational growth and digital transformation will be massive.

The speed at which apps, products, and services are delivered using LCNC platforms shown that it is easier to automate business processes and quickly achieve digital innovation.

This is because Citizen Developers do not have to spend time on apps development rules and other time-consuming aspects of apps development. Citizen Developers are bringing major changes to how organizations work:

  1. They provide the capacity to IT teams as they can take on app development requests themselves.
  2. They, as domain experts, have the potential to solve an organization's challenges fast and effectively.
  3. They increase the productivity of the organization.
  4. They reduce time-to-market for their organizations and clients.

This is because CD enables businesses to keep up with the rapidly changing technology landscape using LCNC platforms to digitally transform the organization.

Here is what other companies have done with citizen development using LCNC platforms. These are clear validations of the citizen development revolution.

Citizen development is delivering digital transformation.

How has your organization been digitally transformed using LCNC? Please share.

Posted by Jelili Odunayo Kazeem on: March 01, 2021 11:47 AM | Permalink

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