Author Profile

Mike West

Mike West

Sr Director Analyst

8 years at Gartner,  38 years' experience

Location:  MA USA  |  Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Mike West works on the software engineering leadership and practices team and covers agile and digital transformation, scaling agile, enterprise agile frameworks and planning tools, Low code application platforms, and organizational strategies and culture. Prior to joining Gartner, he worked as a software developer and manager at John Hancock Financial Services, Fidelity Investments and Apple. He has extensive experience as an analyst in organizational strategies and software engineering methods, including agile and Scaled Agile, and in low code application platforms. He has served as an analyst at Gartner for over 17 years.


Previous Experience

Mr. West has been an analyst since 1991, covering software engineering methods and low code tools.

Professional Background

  • Corporate Executive Board, Practice Manager, Information Risk Executive Council, 1 year
  • Gartner, VP, Application Development and Management Strategies, Gartner Emeritus, 9 years
  • Saugatuck Technology, VP, Distinguished Analyst and Fellow, 7 years


  • B.A., Williams College
  • M.A., Johns Hopkins University
  • M.B.A., Boston College Graduate School of Management

Industry Awards/Accolades

  • Completed training in SAFe 4.0 with Dean Leffingwell (2015) and in LeSS with Craig Larman (2016).