Gartner Research

How to Build a Successful Mobile App Development Team

Published: 19 October 2015

ID: G00290800

Analyst(s): Richard Marshall, Adrian Leow , Nick Jones


Many organizations are asking what skills and tools to adopt to successfully deliver mobile apps. Mobile app development leaders need to know the roles and job functions required to build apps at each stage of the mobile app life cycle to implement appropriate hiring and procurement strategies.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Conduct a Discovery Process
    • MCOE Leader
    • LOB Representatives
    • IT Organization Representative
    • Domain Experts
  • Design the App and UX
  • Develop and Test the App
    • Integration and APIs
  • Deploy the App
  • Gather and Analyze Feedback on the App
  • Determine Who's in Charge of All This App Development

Gartner Recommended Reading

©2021 Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Gartner is a registered trademark of Gartner, Inc. and its affiliates. This publication may not be reproduced or distributed in any form without Gartner’s prior written permission. It consists of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization, which should not be construed as statements of fact. While the information contained in this publication has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, Gartner disclaims all warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of such information. Although Gartner research may address legal and financial issues, Gartner does not provide legal or investment advice and its research should not be construed or used as such. Your access and use of this publication are governed by Gartner’s Usage Policy. Gartner prides itself on its reputation for independence and objectivity. Its research is produced independently by its research organization without input or influence from any third party. For further information, see Guiding Principles on Independence and Objectivity.

Already have a Gartner Account?

Become a client

Learn how to access this content as a Gartner client.