Trends Report

Citizen Developer Enablement Services: No Vendor Is There — Yet

Nascent Progress Is Promising, But Clients Need More Help To Achieve True Scale And Avoid Long-Term Risk

August 26th, 2022
With contributors:
Chris Gardner , Rob Koplowitz , Diego Lo Giudice , Zachary Stone , Caroline Bonde , Kara Hartig

Summary

Application development in enterprises is fundamentally changing, and formal citizen developer programs to train, mentor, and empower businesspeople on low-code platforms are a mainstream trend. Management consultancies and other service providers are beginning to support this emerging need with governance approaches, platform add-ons, consultative advice, and boots-on-the-ground services for designing and implementing these programs. We expect citizen developer services to form a distinct and crucial submarket of the low-code services market over the next two years, but no firm is there — yet.

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