Gartner Expert

Mike West

Sr Director Analyst

Mike West works on the software engineering leadership and practices team and covers agile and digital transformation, scaling agile, enterprise agile frameworks and planning tools, Low code application platforms, and organizational strategies and culture.

Prior to joining Gartner, he worked as a software developer and manager at John Hancock Financial Services, Fidelity Investments and Apple. He has extensive experience as an analyst in organizational strategies and software engineering methods, including agile and Scaled Agile, and in low code application platforms. He has served as an analyst at Gartner for over 17 years.

Previous experience

Mr. West has been an analyst since 1991, covering software engineering methods and low code tools.

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


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 and digital transformation

2Low code application platforms

3Scaling agile

4Enterprise agile frameworks and planning tools

5Organization and culture

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