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Citizen developer enablement

Managing enterprise risks while driving the adoption of low-code

Jason Glantz

Jason Glantz

Managing Director, Technology Risk Management, KPMG US

+1 973-467-9650

Beth A. McKenney

Beth A. McKenney

Principal, Technology Risk Management, KPMG LLP

+1 313 230 3406

Rey Villanueva

Rey Villanueva

Principal, Advisory, Digital Lighthouse, KPMG US

Nana Amonoo Neizer

Nana Amonoo Neizer

Manager, Technology Risk Management, KPMG US

+1 402-661-5316

Maria Tachie-Menson

Maria Tachie-Menson

Manager Advisory, Technology Risk Management, KPMG US

+1 949-431-7212

Low-code application development changes the conversation from years to months, weeks, and days. Without the right governance, risk, and control procedures in place, the timeframe for organizations to respond to risks is exponentially reduced.

Rapidly changing business conditions have driven the need to speed up digital transformation initiatives and business process optimization. Unfortunately, there is also an overwhelming backlog of application enhancement projects due to overworked and, generally, understaffed IT Development departments. As a result, a growing number of organizations are turning to everyday business analysts and end users with little to no software development experience called “citizen developers” to create applications to solve business needs.

The speed of application development—from ideation to deployment—can provide a great boost to organizations. Conversely, organizations adopting and implementing low-code automation can expose themselves to potential risks.

Read this article for an introduction to low code, potential risks and steps organizations can take to navigate these risks and turn them into opportunities.

Citizen developer enablement
Managing enterprise risks while driving the adoption of low-code

Gartner predicts that by 2024, 75 percent of large enterprises will be using at least four low-code development tools for both IT application development and citizen developer initiatives. What’s more, low-code programs will be responsible for more than 65 percent of application development activity.

Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Low-Code Application Platforms, August 2019