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What is a citizen developer? [VIDEO]

According to Gartner, a citizen developer is “a user who creates new business applications for consumption by others using development and runtime environments sanctioned by corporate IT.”


How do you become a “citizen developer”?

See a business problem and create the software solution.

What kind of problems are we talking about here?


How exactly does a citizen developer fix these problems?
By identifying existing data to support new software and apps, the citizen developer lays the framework to build the solution. However, it’s not always a one-man job. The citizen developer works with IT to make sure the app is compliant, secure, user friendly, and acceptable for use.

Citizen Developer Fun Facts and Figures:
  • The largest percentage of citizen developers are between the ages of 18 and 29.
  • 63% of citizen developers find solutions without engaging IT.
  • Citizen developers prefer to communicate in person (59%) followed by email, text, and chat (36%) and lastly, by telephone (5%)


Sources:
http://www.gartner.com/it-glossary/citizen-developer/ 
http://trackvia.com/overview/resources/the-next-generation-worker-the-citizen-developer
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About Robin L. Williams

Robin is the resident digital marketing and social media specialist at Summit 7 Systems. She enjoys all things related to the internet - and cats.