Practitioners’ Perceptions on the Adoption of Low Code Development Platforms

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Organizations are under increasing pressure to develop applications within budget and time at high quality. Therefore, multiple organizations adopt a Low Code Development Platform (LCDP) to develop applications faster and cheaper compared to traditional application development. However, current research on LCDP adoption lacks empirical grounding as well as a deeper understanding of the importance of adoption drivers and inhibitors. We conducted semi-structured interviews and a Delphi study with 17 experts to address these gaps. As a result, we identified 12 drivers and 19 inhibitors for adopting LCDPs. We show that the experts have a consensus on the most and the least important drivers and inhibitors for LCDP adoption. Yet, the ranking of the drivers and inhibitors between the most and least important is context-dependent. For some drivers and inhibitors, the experts’ ranking is similar to academic literature, whereas, for others, it differs. In conclusion, the study at hand empirically validates drivers and inhibitors for LCDP adoption, adds six new drivers and six new inhibitors to the body of knowledge, and analyzes the importance of these factors.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29009-29034
Number of pages26
JournalIEEE access
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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Mendeley 71321c22-82dd-34cc-8e50-675a940225cb
Scopus 85151520432
WOS 000966379600001
dblp journals/access/KassSW23
ORCID /0000-0002-9465-9679/work/142250753


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  • adoption, Codes, Delphi study, driver, inhibitor, Inhibitors, Interviews, Liquid crystal displays, Low code, Organizations, software development, Software development management