Tl;Dr: Are questions about citizen development, as defined by the Project Management Institute in the book of the same name, on-topic in Software Engineering?
Several webpages from software vendors, news sites and the Project Managment Institute (PMI) are using the terms citizen development / citizen developer. Some, like Microsoft attributes this term to Gartner1. At this time I have no access to Gartner reports; I just got "Citizen Development" and other books from PMI. I'm anticipating that I will have questions and I'm wondering if I could ask some of them here, i.e. about the Citizen Development Canvas that among other things includes Hyper Agile SDLC.
From the Project Management Institute website, https://www.pmi.org/citizen-developer
What is Citizen Development?
Citizen development is one of the most exciting and current business movements. It enables Project Managers and other changemakers to create applications using low-code and no-code platforms, without complete reliance on the IT department and for a fraction of the cost and time commitment.
Citizen Development: Reinventing the Shadows of IT
Published: 02 February 2012
IT consumerization is erasing barriers that used to prohibit technology experimentation and solution creation by businesspeople. As more of these barriers disappear, citizen developers emerge. Citizen developers are end users who create business applications for consumption by others using corporate-IT-sanctioned development and runtime environments. Previously, "shadow IT" was viewed negatively; now it is increasingly associated with how business gets done. As a result, technical professionals must begin seeing citizen developers as partners in solution development, instead of adversaries. This document by Research VP Mike Rollings discusses the implications of citizen developers and how IT must change to actively support them.
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