Gartner Research

Use Crowdsourcing as a Force Multiplier in Application Development

Published: 31 March 2014

ID: G00258408

Analyst(s): Eric Knipp


Crowdsourcing is a powerful enabler for the application development organization, elevating application architects into leadership roles coordinating the activities of cutting-edge developers in a free market for technical talent.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings


  • Understanding Crowdsourced AD
    • Crowd Solving Is Key to Crowdsourced AD
    • Crowdsourcing and Cloud Computing
    • Crowdsourcing and Open Source
    • Crowdsourcing and Other Alternatives
    • Crowdsourcing and Hackathons
    • Linking Crowdsourcing to the SDLC
    • Using Crowdsourcing AD to Enhance Your Organization and Career
    • Apply Best Practices for Crowdsourced AD
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


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