Build ambassadors in the enterprise
“Gartner states that in the next 4 years 75% of apps will be low code/no code,” says Polit. This isn’t merely a suggestion – this is the way that technology will be built in the future. A key to scaling a practice of citizen development in your business is finding key business partners that are leaned in on technology.
“You know who these people are,” says Polit, on identifying the people across your business that can own the constant improvement of the processes they’re close to. In his experience, the line of business leaders want to be at the cutting edge of building innovation are always evident. Core IT can build relationships with those leaders, and prove out use cases showing success that will influence other leaders across the business. This is not only furthering the practice of citizen development but also creating a stronger relationship between IT and the business for initiatives moving forward.
“When you hear the CEO talk about low code/no code, you know you have made progress,” says Polit.
The IT backlog is a long-standing hurdle that core IT teams have had to manage, but establishing a safe, secure practice of citizen development can be the key to jumping over it and moving forward.