Analyst Profile

Mike West

Mike West

Research Director

3 years at Gartner ,  32 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Mike West covers development methodologies. Mr. West's primary focus is the adoption, organizational impact and governance of agile, enterprise agile, and web-scale development and continuous deployment using DevOps approaches. Previously, he was VP and Research Director at Gartner during the 1990s, a period of rapid and dynamic technology transformation. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. West worked as a developer and manager at financial services (John Hancock and Fidelity Investments) and high-tech (Apple) companies. He has extensive experience as a developer, as a manager, and as an analyst in application development tools, methods and platforms.

Areas of Coverage

  • Application Development & Integration


Previous Experience

Mr. West has been an analyst since 1991, covering application development, information risk and cloud.

Professional Background

Corporate Executive Board, Practice Manager, Information Risk Executive Council, 1 year
Gartner, VP, Application Development and Management Strategies, 9 years
Saugatuck Technology, VP, Distinguished Analyst and Fellow, 15 years

Industry Awards/Accolades

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


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