Gartner Expert

Mike West

Sr Director Analyst

Mike West covers the organizational impact and governance of enterprise agile, and agile transformation. Previously, Mr. West was VP and Research Director at Gartner from 1991-1999. Prior to joining Gartner, he worked as a developer and manager in financial services (John Hancock and Fidelity Investments) and high-tech (Apple). He has extensive experience as a developer, as a manager, and as an analyst in application development methods. And he has over a dozen 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 Fellow

Areas of coverage

Application Leaders

Application and Product Portfolio Governance


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

1Transforming an organization to agile and DevOps

2Shifting from projects to products

3Organizational change in agile transformation

4Scaling agile across the enterprise

5Understanding differences among enterprise agile frameworks