Analyst Profile

Mike West

Mike West

Sr Director Analyst

8 years at Gartner,  38 years industry experience

Location:  MA USA  | Language(s):  English

Roles and Responsibilities

Mike West works on the Software Engineering Strategies team and covers agile transformation, shifting from projects to products, scaling agile, enterprise agile frameworks, organizational strategies and software engineering culture. Prior to joining Gartner, he worked as a developer and manager in financial services IT at John Hancock and Fidelity Investments and high-tech at Apple. He has extensive experience as a developer, as a manager, and as an analyst in application development methods. And he has logged over 15 years working as an analyst at Gartner.


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, Gartner Emeritus, 9 years
  • Saugatuck Technology, VP, Distinguished Analyst and Fellow, 15 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).