Gartner Expert

Fatima Ahmed

Principal Analyst

Fatima is a Principal Advisor in the Software Engineering IT Role-Based products group. Ms. Ahmed's focus is helping software engineering leaders and their teams by providing the tools and insight needed to balance today's modernization, transformation, and innovation goals.

Her core research areas include agile product delivery, talent development, attraction and retention, organizational design, change management, and culture. Fatima applies Application portfolio management, governance, and pace-layering principles to guide leaders strategy and resourcing.

Fatima also covers automation technologies such as RPA and low-code/no-code, automation governance, strategy, fusion team compositions, citizen development and business technologists.

Previous experience

In her previous roles, Fatima managed relationships with senior executives of global organizations to ensure that they meet their objectives, are satisfied with the services and/or products provided, and any challenges are overcome. She has a background in Organizational Psychology and Human Resources.

Professional background


Account Management

Areas of coverage

Software Engineering Technologies

Software Engineering Practices

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1What are the best practices for scaling agile product delivery?

2What is Pace Layering, and how should I use it to shape my application strategy differently for applications that experience different paces of change?

3What skills and team structures are key to successful software engineering? How do we attract, develop and retain the right people?

4What is RPA? How should I create an RPA strategy? How do I engage my business colleagues to support RPA projects?

5How should I support and enable