Gartner Research

Successful Mobile App Projects Need Empowered and Agile Product Owners

Published: 28 May 2014

ID: G00262720

Analyst(s): Adrian Leow


Successful mobile app development projects demand clear leadership and vision before the project begins. IT leaders need to empower product owners with authority over features and services to use agile methodologies that deliver mobile apps that fulfill stakeholders' requirements on Day 1.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Give an Agile Product Owner Authority Over Features and Services
  • Use Agile Development to Balance Time, Budgets and Schedules
    • Observe Work Patterns, Processes and Behaviors
    • Gather Use Cases Into Epics With a Design or Wire-Framing Tool
    • Break Epics Into Refined User Stories to Commit to a Sprint
    • Build an MVP
    • Create Functional Documentation During Each Sprint
    • Use In-App Instrumentation, Analytics and User Feedback
  • Install an MCOE to Instill Competence

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