Diego Lo Giudice

Vice President, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

With Forrester since July 2005, Diego primarily contributes to and advises on Forrester's offerings for Application Development & Delivery Professionals. He partners with Forrester's global application leaders and is a leading expert on SDLC processes and practices, covering topics such as Agile development, Agile and Lean transformations, Agile development sourcing strategies and services, Agile testing practices and tools, DevOps, and Agile mobile development. Diego also covers requirements management, software quality, software metrics, and Open Source governance.

His 26 years of industry experience, in addition to application development, allow him to give expert advice in SOA change management programs, project and portfolio management, enterprise architecture programs, and IT management areas, such as BT strategies review and comparisons. He also has experience in complex mission-critical project and client engagement management.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Diego held international management positions covering various roles such as director consultant at METAGroup and head of Agile product development for advanced reuse methods and technologies at Quartersoft. He was also regional VP and director for consulting at Genesis/IONA, where he helped many clients transition to distributed applications. He also worked as an enterprise architect and project/product manager, participating in various pan-European projects. He started out as a software engineer, developing AI tools and early graphical user interfaces technologies at Olivetti.

Diego has also been very active in global open software standards consortia such as OMG, contributing to the early specifications of middleware standards such as CORBA and model-driven architecture. He has been a frequent speaker and panelist at many European conferences on software development.

Diego has published various research reports on open source, software reuse, semantic Web, and object technology, including the book Practical Experience in Building Expert Systems.

Education

Diego received a master's degree in computer science from Pisa University in Italy, and he specialized in artificial intelligence through on-site courses at Stanford University and SRI Palo Alto during a two-year working internship with Olivetti in the US.

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  • Diego Lo Giudice
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Developing Modern Applications With Agile Outsourcing: Part One

    Best Practices For Successful Partnerships

    Agile development (or simply "Agile") continues to see consistent, strong adoption. However, Forrester survey data shows that only a small percent of firms are outsourcing Agile application...

    • Downloads: 113
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Modern Application Delivery Drives Digital Business Success

    Executive Overview: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    Application delivery in the modern age no longer plays a supporting role; it is center stage. Business success in the age of the customer means mastering modern application delivery. Speed in...

    • Downloads: 203
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:How Can You Scale Your Agile Adoption?

    Results From Forrester's Q3 2013 Global Agile Software Application Development Online Survey

    Thirteen years after Ken Schwaber, Jim Highsmith, and 15 others signed the Agile manifesto, Agile is still on everyone's lips. Data from Forrester's Q3 2013 Global Agile Software Application...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Service Virtualization And Testing Solutions, Q1 2014

    A Small Group Of Big Vendors And A Few Courageous Small Ones Dominate This Promising Emerging Market

    Service virtualization and testing (SVT) solutions provide developers and testers with tools to quickly simulate the services of a complex production environment, mainly for automating regression,...

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  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:What Are Companies Doing To Scale Agile Development?

    Forrester's Q3 2013 Global Agile Software Application Development Online Survey provides an understanding of how practitioners, not planners, are using Agile. The survey primarily illustrates what...

    • Downloads: 139
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Agile Metrics That Matter

    Benchmarks: The Agile And Lean Playbook

    Tomorrow's great application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders will be those who focus on delivering constant value and incremental improvement to their businesses. As changes to development...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Navigating The Agile Testing Tool Landscape

    Revamp Your Testing Tool Strategy For Agile Development

    As your developers shift to Agile practices, they will invariably perform more testing themselves. So where does that leave your quality assurance (QA) professionals? They need to adapt by getting...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Agile Testing Maturity Assessment Tool

    Use this tool to assess your organization's readiness for, or maturity in, Agile testing.

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Consistent Performance In Agile Teams Must Include Testing

    Performance Management: The Agile And Lean Playbook

    Agile disrupts everything that we know about testing, including what practices to use, what skills are needed, how to set up the testing organization, and how to leverage testing tools. Testing is a...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Rightsource Your Agile-Lean Ecosystem

    Build/Buy Capabilities: The Agile And Lean Playbook

    Agile and Lean transformations depend to a great extent on cultivating a good sourcing ecosystem. The decisions you make around the partners and providers supporting your transformation and projects...

    • Downloads: 809
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Survey Results: How Agile Is Your Organization?

    • Downloads: 47
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Embrace Holistic Change To Achieve Agile Results

    Strategic Plan: The Agile And Lean Playbook

    This report outlines Forrester's strategic plan of the solution for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals working on Agile and Lean. This report is designed to help you plan a...

    • Downloads: 836
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Justify Agile With Shorter, Faster Development

    Business Impact: The Agile And Lean Playbook

    This report outlines the business impact of Forrester's solution for application development and delivery (AD&D) executives looking to implement Agile and Lean. It is designed to help AD&D execs...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Case Study: IOR Transformed To Increase Business Agility

    Pragmatic Adoption Of SOA, Agile, Open Source, And Cultural Change Tactics Yielded Improved Business-IT Relationships And A More-Agile Organization

    The Vatican Bank, or Istituto per le Opere di Religione (IOR), transformed its application development and delivery organization over a three-year period to become: 1) agile — to respond to...

    • Downloads: 382
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Update Your Application Development Sourcing Strategy To Drive Innovation And Differentiation

    In 2009, the technology industry entered a new cycle of technology innovation and growth, powering a multiyear period of technology investment predicted to last through 2016: the business technology...

    • Downloads: 899
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:How Holistic Is Your Application Delivery Transformation?

    This tool is a complement to the report "Transforming Application Delivery" and includes the typical assessment questions you should ask to identify areas that need the most improvement focus. The...

    • Downloads: 33
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Transforming Application Delivery

    An Empowered Report: Empower Delivery Teams To Succeed Despite Constant Change

    Application development and delivery organizations are at the heart of the shift to business technology. But while coupling app delivery more directly with the business brings the opportunity to...

    • Downloads: 1688
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:OMG! Microsoft Move Boosts Modeling

    Rapprochement With Object Management Group Sets The Stage For Progress

    With Microsoft's recent announcement that it is rejoining the Object Management Group (OMG), the industry can finally put to rest a protracted debate about the relative value of Unified Modeling...

    • Downloads: 355
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Open Source Adoption: Notes From The Field

    Adoption Moves Up The Stack, But Concerns Vary By Region

    At Forrester's IT Forum EMEA 2008, we met with application development and enterprise architecture professionals from European firms that are actively using open source software and spoke with them...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Air France Flies High With Model-Driven Development

    The experience of Air France shows that with a pragmatic approach, a company can introduce model-driven development (MDD) and achieve more rapid, predictable, and repeatable applications. The secret...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Case Studies In Model-Driven Development

    This is a presentation on model-driven development and related case studies.

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  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Assessing Which Applications To Offshore

    A Selection Framework

    Outsourcing application development and support offshore in a more strategic way is an increasingly important agenda item for IT organizations. Companies have come to realize that they can get more...

    • Downloads: 1558
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Five Trends That Will Shape The EA Profession In 2008

    In 2008, enterprise architects will find themselves at the center of a struggle to change their organizations into significantly more agile enterprises. As solution delivery morphs from traditional...

    • Downloads: 1089
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The State Of Model-Driven Development

    Forrester expects model-driven development (MDD) to play a key role in the future of software development; it is a promising technique for helping application development managers address growing...

    • Downloads: 516