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Citizen Development as a Strategy for Weathering Economic Downturns

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Citizen development empowers non-technical employees to create and modify business applications to meet their specific needs. This approach allows companies to leverage the knowledge and expertise of their own employees to quickly and inexpensively develop solutions to specific business challenges. In times of recession and economic slowdown, citizen development can help companies in several ways.

First, citizen development can help companies to become more agile and responsive to changing market conditions. Traditional software development processes can be slow and inflexible, making it difficult for companies to adapt quickly to new market opportunities or challenges. Citizen development, on the other hand, allows non-technical employees to create and modify business applications quickly and easily, enabling companies to respond to changes in the market more quickly during the recession.

Second, citizen development can help companies to save money by reducing the need for expensive external software development resources. Traditional software development can be costly, especially with external development teams. By empowering non-technical employees to create and modify business applications, companies can reduce their reliance on external development resources and save money.

Third, citizen development can help engage and motivate employees by allowing them to contribute directly to the company's success. Non-technical employees often have valuable knowledge and expertise about the specific needs and challenges of the business. By giving them the tools and support to create and modify business applications, companies can tap into this expertise and help to engage and motivate employees.

In conclusion, citizen development can help companies to fight economic slowdown by enabling them to become more agile, save money, and engage and motivate employees. By empowering non-technical employees to create and modify business applications, companies can quickly and inexpensively develop solutions to specific business challenges and stay competitive in challenging economic times.

Posted by Vivek Goel on: December 21, 2022 06:21 AM | Permalink

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Stéphane Parent Self Employed / Semi-retired| Leader Maker Prince Edward Island, Canada
"quickly and inexpensively develop solutions"

Sounds like a recipe for low-quality solutions.

Vivek Goel Vice President - Marketing and Evangelism| Quixy India
Just because we can build something quickly and inexpensively doesn't mean it has to be low quality. That is the value no-code citizen development brings to the table. Our customers report up to 10X speed in building solutions and better agility in making changes per evolving requirements.

Rami Kaibni
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Senior Projects Manager | Field & Marten Associates New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Good write-up Vivek and reasonable thoughts.

Corey Tatum Bumlife2Bomblife Management| PeepDaSlan9 Las Vegas, Nv, USA
Great read! Thank you.

Latha Thamma reddi Sr Product and Portfolio Management (Automation Innovation)| DXC Technology Mckinney, Tx, USA
Thanks for sharing

Maxim Shevelev Haifa, Ta, Israel
Thanks for sharing your thoughts!!

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