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Citizen Development

Citizen development is a business trend that encourages employees to experiment with low-code no-code software development platforms.

What is Citizen Developer?

A citizen developer is a user who creates new business applications for consumption by others using development and runtime environments sanctioned by corporate IT. In the past, end-user application development has typically been limited to single-user or workgroup solutions built with tools like Microsoft Excel and Access. However, today, end users can build departmental, enterprise and even public applications using shared services, fourth-generation language (4GL)-style development platforms and cloud computing services.

Benefits of Citizen Development

  • Adapt Faster - Enabling business agility
  • Time to market - Delivery speed, respond to change quickly
  • More Resources - Shortage of Developers
  • Empowered Users - Empowers business leaders and end users to create their own solutions
  • Compliance and security - Avoid shadow-IT and ensure Business-IT alignment
  • Costs - Reduced app development costs
  • Data - Data driven decisions