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Deacon D.K. Wan
Senior Director, Analysts, Research & Advisory
2 years at Gartner
24 years IT Industry

Deacon D.K Wan is the Senior Director, Analyst at Gartner Applications and Product Leadership. Experts in digital innovations, product management, partnership, payments,mobile & e-commerce,BD. Read Full Bio

Hire Product Managers Who Fit the Unique Stages of the Product Life Cycle

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  December 12, 2018

To deliver product leadership and recruit the right balance of skilled employees for each product life cycle stage, technology product managers need to understand each product life cycle stage requires a different mix of product management talent.   Technology product managers should develop role profiles for specific life cycle stages and use these to hire […]

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Market Guide for Product Management and Roadmapping Tools

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  December 11, 2018

Its not difficult to imagine why over 75% of product managers will rely on product management and roadmapping tools to improve planning and communication with IT and business stakeholders by 2023.   As organizations adopt a product-centric delivery model and move away from project management practices, Product management and roadmapping tools continue to emerge and simplify […]

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How to Expand Your Application Strategy to Enable IoT for Digital Business

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  December 10, 2018

Through 2021, 50% of enterprises will have implemented Internet of Things (IoT), up from 12% in 2018. But the lack of digital platforms that support IoT application architecture is causing businesses with IoT use cases to miss the opportunity to compete in this new digital era. Digital teams too often treat the IoT as a […]

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Toolkit: Assess Your Product Management Organization to Scale for Digital Business Success

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  November 7, 2018

Do you know how to develop your Product management organizations with different competencies?   We have developed a toolkit to help organizations understand their maturity in the five key pillars ( Instinct, Requirements, Customer Experience, Market, Strategy ), instead of falling short of what is needed.    Application leaders can use this Toolkit to help […]

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Survey Analysis: IT Is Moving Quickly From Projects to Products

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  October 24, 2018

According to the latest Gartner survey, 85% of the organization has adopted or plans to adopt a product-centric model.   And top 3 drivers are the need to deliver faster, digital business transformation, preference for agile methods, This shows the trend for managing application development and delivery work by moving from projects to products is accelerating. Application […]

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Hire and Develop Product Managers Who Fit the 3 Stages of the Product Life Cycle

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  September 3, 2018

By 2023, 80% of IT organizations will experience radical restructuring and mission change as they embrace the product management operating model. Product management focus, priorities, duties and talent requirements vary widely depending on the stage of the digital product life cycle. Do you know how to hire and develop the right kind of product manager […]

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Expand Your Application Strategy to Embrace Smartwatches for Multiexperience Development

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  August 7, 2018

As we see the rapid evolutions of terminals, devices, connectivity and UI, application leaders should get away from the Web or Mobile device-centric ways of thinking about Digital experience.   Lead the organizations’ evolution toward multiexperience development practices when preparing for smartwatches, and fulfill the potential for “killer apps” with an API mediation layer as part of broader […]

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Apply Data and Analytics Skills to Make the Best Product Management Decisions

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  July 6, 2018

    Most enterprise applications were not designed to capture data on application’s performance and user satisfaction.    The rapid evolution of digital products and customer demands make it difficult to keep up as more data from the business, technology and customer experience (CX) must be tracked.   How organizations can incorporate data and analytics […]

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Market Trends: Wrist-Worn Wearables to Boost Digital Commerce for B2C

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  July 3, 2018

  Wearable devices sales will reach 500 million units annually by 2021. Wrist-worn wearables such as smartwatches and fitness bands will lead the revenue among the wearables category.   How do you benefit from the combinatorial impact of wrist-worn wearable attributes, digital commerce, new human-machine interface (HMI) technologies and an application strategy to foster an environment […]

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2018 Strategic Roadmap for Application Strategy

by Deacon D.K. Wan  |  June 19, 2018

  ” Are your applications ready to embark on continuous modernization and designed for agility? “ ” Do you have API to build ecosystems to connect with new partners?   “ ” How are your organizations scaling product management to deliver value-driven continuous delivery?   “ ” Ready to move funding to line-of-business to improve support for […]

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