Congratulations on starting your Citizen Developer journey! Citizen developers are individuals who use low-code or no-code platforms to build custom solutions to business problems, often with little or no formal training in software development. TrackVia has long touted the rise of Citizen Development, and the best time to start is now!
As a Gold Tier Citizen Development Technology Partner with PMI, TrackVia is committed to help you in your citizen developer journey. If you have looked into low-code or no-code (LCNC) application software, you understand that it is based on a drag and drop interface that allows anyone without coding experience to be able to create workflows and applications. Anyone who can create applications with LCNC is considered to be a citizen developer. If you’re just starting out and looking for some tips on ways to kick-start your citizen developer journey, look no further!
Let us give you 5 things to help you get started:
1) Identify the problem you want to solve:
To effectively implement a solution as a citizen developer, it’s important to identify the specific business obstacles you want to conquer. Whether it’s simplifying an arduous task, optimizing data management, or enhancing team collaboration, pinpointing the root of the issue is the key to success. By doing so, you can reach informed decisions on how best to implement solutions and push your business forward.
2) Research low-code or no-code platforms:
Skip the hassle of coding and explore a range of research platforms such as TrackVia, Power Apps, or AppSheet, to find the perfect fit for your business needs and budget. Choose from a variety of feature-rich options, tailor-made to streamline processes and improve productivity. Take control of your projects and join the leagues of successful enterprises already benefiting from these powerful platforms.
Research these platforms and choose one that meets your needs and fits within your budget. You’ll be transforming your ideas into reality and creating customized solutions with ease in no time.
3) Get familiar with the platform:
As you embark on your journey with a new platform, take a moment to acquaint yourself with its fundamentals. Thankfully, many of these resources are within reach! Countless platforms provide tutorials, documentation, and communities of fellow users who can offer much-needed guidance along the way. For instance, did you know that TrackVia has an entire on-demand university available at no cost? Combine that with the option of starting with a 30-day trial for free to learn the ins and outs before you buy. With these resources at your disposal, mastering a new platform has never been more accessible.
4) Start building:
With a solid understanding of the platform and the problem you want to solve, you’re ready to start building your solution. Take your time and don’t be afraid to experiment – building custom solutions is a learning process, and you’ll likely encounter challenges and setbacks along the way.
5) Test and iterate:
We recommend thoroughly testing your solution during the development process to ensure its functionality aligns with initial intentions. Remain diligent in making necessary adjustments and improvements as you encounter issues or find new ways to enhance performance until you’re confident in the final product. Remember, LCNC platforms are designed to help simplify and speed up the application development process. With the advantage of an LCNC platform, changes and improvements can be made with ease through a simple drag and drop interface, allowing you to quickly delete insubstantial features and implement new ones.
Take these 5 tips into consideration, and you’ll be well on your way in your citizen developer journey.
To see what a LCNC platform looks like and get familiar with what it can do for you, sign up to have one of our solutions consultants show you the basics.
If you want to get started with Citizen Development, download Improving Processes with Citizen Development: Creating Lasting Efficiencies with LCNC tools.