Rethinking Citizen Development

Many of us have been promoting for several years now the idea of non-developers building applications themselves. I, in fact, did a keynote at the Stockholm ESPC five years ago on this very topic. A lot has happened since then. Many organizations have tried citizen development, with a wide variety of results. Many tools have emerged, with a wide variety of approaches. It’s time to take a look at how that has worked out, where it’s worked well, where it’s been a disaster, and which factors — technical and organizational — determined the difference.

Benefits of Attending this Session:

  1. A clear understanding of what citizen development is and is not.
  2. A reality check on what has and hasn’t worked
  3. A set of recommendations for how to allocate resources and promote organizational change.
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