The Fireside chat events are an informal discussion around the opportunities and challenges we face together in 2021. For more information about these events, and to register your interest in future events, find out more.
In our inaugural event we discussed key challenges that organisations will face in 2021 and beyond. As a recap, or for those who missed out, we're showcasing each talk, allowing you to hear from the experts and learn about each subject matter in more detail.
In this post, our Lead Solutions Architect, Phil Dye, discusses the citizen developer movement.
As enterprises grapple with digital transformation, many organisations are investing in long term solutions to combat the skills shortages. However, upskilling and retraining of staff requires investment of time, money and resource. Whilst important and necessary, this represents a long term solution, and leaves many organisations with an immediate need.
So what can be done to help organisations digitally transform further, faster? The answer lies in the Citizen developer movement. Fundamental for any business wanting to move at pace with in their digital transformation efforts, the citizen developer movement empowers normal business users to build applications for the enterprise, using low-code or no-code software. Anyone at any skill level can implement the technology needed to help their business succeed, with minimal training. In theory.
With an increased demand for digital transformation, the citizen developer movement is predicted to gain pace. By 2024, it is projected that 74% of organisations will be using at least four low-code development tools for app development and citizen developer initiatives. However, democratising the software development process will bring its own set of uniques challenges to overcome.
Ensuring the technology is reliable, secure and maintainable is one of the biggest challenges. As users, we are all increasingly impatient and we expect nothing but a flawless experience, every time. But the opportunity to empower domain experts to solve challenges for all is a vital step to ensure organisations can quickly transform digitally, to gain competitive advantage. The citizen developer movement is compelling, and should not be overlooked.