Who are Citizen developers?
Citizen developers are business users with little to no coding experience but who build applications with IT-approved technology.
Business users building their own solutions is not new, people have been building solutions using spreadsheets and database tools for years, just without the approval or knowledge of IT. This is often called Shadow-IT.
The idea of end-users or business users creating their own solutions might not really be new, but organisations understanding the potential impact of empowering citizen developers with more powerful tools is.
Organizations are recognising the value of citizen development.
According to a recent Gartner report, 61% of organizations either have or plan to have active citizen development initiatives.
Governance is what converts disorganized, rogue IT initiatives into citizen development. A no- or low-code platform is the tool that enables said governance, and harnesses the potential of citizen developers to positively support organization