Citizen Development

Mid to large-scale organizations took the first step towards mass IT development by revealing open-source codes to independent and third-party developers. Now development is being thrust into the hands of the masses-or at least business personnel. Through citizen development, users will be able to create software programs as and when desired-without any prior knowledge of programming languages and code-writing procedures. All that’s needed is to select different icons representing different app functions, joining them together like building blocks, testing to ensure the desired function, and publishing the new code for all to use. This will open up new avenues for progress and innovation, accelerate the app creation process, eliminate the insecurity of shadow IT and third-party developers, and promote organizational growth; all by allowing employees control over their desired app features within an approved development environment.