Low-Code Development Platforms (LCDPs) enable non-information technology (IT) personnel to develop applications and workflows independently of the IT department. Consequently, these digital platforms help to overcome the growing need for software development. However, science and practice warn of several barriers that slow down or hinder the usage of LCDPs. This publication scientifically identifies, analyzes, and discusses challenges during implementation and application of LCDPs from both perspectives in a holistic manner. Therefore, we conduct an exploratory study (data from scientific literature, expert interviews, and practical studies) and assign the challenges to the socio-technical system model. The results show that the scientific and practical communities recognize common challenges (especially knowledge transfer) but also perceive differences related to technological (science) and social (practice) aspects. This paper proposes future research directions for academia, such as governance, culture change, and value evaluation of LCDPs. Additionally, practitioners can prepare for possible challenges when using LCPDs.
Prinz, Niculin; Huber, Melanie; Riedinger, Constanze; and Rentrop, Christopher, "Two Perspectives of Low-Code Development Platform Challenges – An Exploratory Study" (2022). PACIS 2022 Proceedings. 235.
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