Gartner Expert

Mike West

Sr Director Analyst

Mike West works on the Software Engineering Strategies team and covers agile transformation, shifting from projects to products, scaling agile, enterprise agile frameworks, organizational strategies and software engineering culture.

Prior to joining Gartner, he worked as a developer and manager in financial services IT at John Hancock and Fidelity Investments and high-tech at Apple. He has extensive experience as a developer, as a manager, and as an analyst in application development methods. And he has logged over 15 years working as an analyst at Gartner.

Previous experience

Mr. West has been an analyst since 1991, covering application development, information risk and cloud.

Professional background

Saugatuck Technology

VP, Distinguished Analyst and Fellow

Corporate Executive Board

Practice Manager, Information Risk Executive Council


VP, Application Development and Management Strategies, Gartner Emeritus

Areas of coverage

Applications and Software Engineering Leaders


M.B.A., Boston College Graduate School of Management

M.A., Johns Hopkins University

B.A., Williams College

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Agile transformation

2Shifting from projects to products

3Scaling agile

4Enterprise agile frameworks

5Organization and culture