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Application Development and Platforms Primer for 2019

Published: 05 February 2019

ID: G00375702

Analyst(s): Keith Mann , Jason Wong


The tectonic shift from project-centric to product-centric delivery in IT means that development organizations must fundamentally change. Application leaders must splice new digital DNA into their teams, transforming their development and platform strategies to excel in the era of digital products.

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  • Top Challenges and How Gartner Can Help
    • How can we be more responsive to the business through modernization of development team practices?
    • How can we foster innovation and drive business agility by empowering citizen development?
    • How do we apply digital design to elevate the business value of app portfolios through better app and UX design?
    • How can we modernize our application architecture to drive better business outcomes?
    • How should we capitalize on the platform technologies, trends and tools disrupting software development to gain business advantages?
    • How can we shift to a continuous quality mindset in order to shorten cycles and improve delivery outcomes?

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