Trends Report

The Democratization Of Development Is Accelerating

The Future Of Development Expands Who Delivers Software And How

September 28th, 2021
Rob Koplowitz, null
Rob Koplowitz
With contributors:
Chris Gardner , Christian Austin , Andrew Dobak , Ian McPherson


The democratization of development is accelerating. To meet the massive need for new software and better digital experiences, enterprises are empowering non-IT workers to develop applications through citizen developer strategies. This trend is enabled by technology like low-code development platforms, which allow less technical workers to write applications using little or no code in a governed environment. In the short term, governance and change management will be key challenges of this trend. In the long term, it will thrive. The result: Application development using abstracted tools (not code) will become a normal skill of the business worker, as common as using spreadsheets and email.

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