We have begun Season 3 of our highly popular Common Ground series of webinars. These events are now being held once a month. In this issue, we are capturing the highlights of the two episodes we have concluded so far.
Episode 1: Citizen Development: Join the Citizen Revolution
Citizen development (CD) has created a buzz in the industry, with increased interest among practitioners to understand how they can leverage the concept for their organization or learn how to become a part of the movement themselves.
Shubhro Pal, who is an avid propagator of the low code and no code approach, explained why the demand for CD is slated to grow, and debunked some of the common myths surrounding it. Quoting IDC, he said that half a billion new applications a re going to be built in the next few years. It shows that the demand for software developers and app developers is going to grow exponentially, thus creating a space for citizen developers.
He highlighted some of the big issues that organizations must address to make the most of CD. He rated data security and IT governance as the most critical challenges. He believes that PMI and the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) have a big role to play in helping organizations develop a safe and effective environment to promote CD.