Report

The Democratization Of Development Is Accelerating

The Future Of Development Expands Who Delivers Software And How

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

Summary

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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