Gartner Expert

Matthew Hotle

Distinguished VP Analyst

Matthew Hotle is a Vice President and Distinguished Advisor in Gartner Research, where he is responsible for advising client in application and product strategy and governance. In addition, Mr. Hotle's personal core areas of research cover application and product strategy and governance, including portfolio management, pace-layered delivery strategies, the shift from projects to products, organizational design and change, methodologies and agile development, project management, project prioritization, quality assurance and testing, and software metrics.

Previous experience

Mr. Hotle has held a variety of management and analyst roles at Gartner. He also started and led Gartner's Year 2000 Strategies research team and served as a sector chief of research for the infrastructure, architecture and development groups. His maverick research in 2011 predicted the current shift from projects to products. Mr. Hotle has a broad base of knowledge in application development process, application project management and application development. His experience includes technical and business management, project leadership and management, software engineering, quality assurance, testing and training.

Professional background


Various management and staff roles

Areas of coverage

Applications and Software Engineering Leaders

Best-in-Class Portfolio Office

Software Engineering Practices


B.S., Business Administration, with an emphasis in Finance and Financial Economics, University of Iowa

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Designing the product and application organization

2Organizational change management

3Metrics and process improvement

4Application portfolio management and pace layers

5Agile development