Application leaders need to effectively manage and lead their application organizations. This requires strategies that increase the value and effectiveness of a portfolio of applications, while fostering innovation of new application solutions, and empowering the business via citizen developer models and digital product development. Organizations can no longer succeed by operating traditionally, but must shift toward multiple governance, delivery and operating models to propel digital business. 

Changing the operating model

With shorter time-to-market requirements, digital business is requiring a change in operating models used by IT organizations. In order to succeed, application leaders need to plan for multiple operating models, and create an API management strategy.

Application portfolio management

IT organizations must master the art of providing timely support for digital business while leveraging their current application portfolios. This requires a gradual modernization of legacy applications into platforms that help transform digital business. How application leaders go about this transformation is critical to their application strategy.

Predicts 2019: Application Leaders

Key Findings

  • By 2023, 65% of organizations that moved to a product-centric delivery model will have embedded their digital product managers in a business area.
  • By 2021, 25% of digital workers will use a virtual employee assistant on a daily basis, up from less than 2% in 2019.
  • By 2023, 65% of large organizations will enable their non-IT personnel to perform integration tasks.

Read the full research report: Predicts 2019: Application Leaders

We’ve got you covered

At Gartner Application Strategies & Solutions Summit, we dive into developing, cultivating and executing on strong application strategies. Join us for three days full of insights to help you move your applications organization into the next era of digital business.

Key application strategy & governance topics on the agenda include:

  • Agile
  • Continuous delivery
  • Trends: Architecture, platforms and frameworks 
  • Building a digital business technology platform
  • API management
  • Cloud
  • Product management
  • DevOps
  • Citizen development

Key application strategy & governance topics on the agenda include:

  • What Application Leaders Need to Know About Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Tech Trends for 2020
  • Ask the Expert: Effective Data and Analystics Governance: What Are The Must-Have Fundamentals?
  • Critical Steps for Strong Product Teams