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.


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.

Diego Lo Giudice's Research

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Developing Modern Applications With Agile Outsourcing: Part One

    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 deve...

    • Downloads: 98
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Modern Application Delivery Drives Digital Business Success

    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 de...

    • Downloads: 196
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: How Can You Scale Your Agile Adoption?

    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 Dev...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

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

    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 regressio...

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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 wh...

    • Downloads: 137
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Transforming Application Delivery

    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 Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report: Assessing Which Applications To Offshore

    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 m...

    • 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 traditio...

    • Downloads: 1089
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Justify Agile With Shorter, Faster Development

    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...

    • Downloads: 1356
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Open Source Adoption: Notes From The Field

    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 t...

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