Jeffrey S. Hammond

VP, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Jeffrey is a software development veteran, with more than twenty years of experience in various development, product management, strategy, and marketing roles. He is a leading expert on mobile development, modern application architecture, application life-cycle management, and open source policies and projects. He helps Application Development & Delivery teams improve their productivity while building creative, high-performance cultures.

Previous Work Experience

Jeffrey has been with Forrester since 2006. Jeffrey joined Forrester from IBM's Rational unit, where he created award-winning application development tools, including Rational Rose/J Edition, Rose/CORBA, and Rose/PowerBuilder. Prior to joining Rational Software, Jeffrey was part of Accenture's Advanced Systems Group, where he led application development projects at Fortune 500 clients.


Jeffrey holds a B.S. in economics (finance) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jeffrey S. Hammond's Research

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Define Your Mobile Development Strategy

    Developing mobile applications used to be an arcane activity pursued by highly specialized developers, but no more. The surge in popularity of Android devices, BlackBerries, and iPhones has appl...

    • Downloads: 4033
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Agile Development Management Tools, Q2 2010

    In Forrester's evaluation of Agile development management (ADM) tool vendors, we found that IBM and MKS led the pack with the best overall current feature sets. Atlassian, CollabNet, and Microso...

    • Downloads: 2823
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Top Five Changes For Application Development In 2010

    Niccolò Machiavelli said it best: "Never waste the opportunities created by a good crisis." Over the past year, the Great Recession has forced everyone in IT to think differently about wher...

    • Downloads: 2440
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Future Of Mobile Application Development

    With more than 1 billion smartphones worldwide, and tablets numbering in the hundreds of millions, the scope of the mobile revolution rivals that of the move from monolithic systems to client/se...

    • Downloads: 2316
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Open Source Business Intelligence (BI), Q3 2010

    Comparing open source BI technologies is often an apples-to-oranges comparison: 1) not all vendors include the same functionality in the free community versions of the software versus commercial...

    • Downloads: 2228
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