Christopher   Condo

Christopher Condo

Senior Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

Chris serves Application Development & Delivery (AD&D) Professionals. He is part of Forrester's AD&D coverage of DevOps tool chains, focusing on continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) as well as software development strategies for enabling those strategies.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to his current role as an analyst, Chris was the engineering manager for the enterprise web applications team for Altran North America, where he oversaw and led the development of enterprise applications in the medical device and automated warehousing industry. Chris led a team of 10 software engineers, developed proposals, led estimation efforts, led resourcing efforts (including offshore), and also pitched in as an individual contributor. Chris has firsthand experience of developing software using agile practices and helping clients migrate to CI and CD methodologies as well as migrating to the cloud.

Prior to Altran, Chris was a senior development engineer at Microsoft for 13-plus years, working in the SaaS space starting with the Microsoft bCentral suite of online eCommerce tools targeted at small to medium businesses. Chris went on to lead software development efforts for the Office Live product suite, developing CRM and eCommerce platforms for Microsoft's growing online customer base. With Office 365, in addition to feature development, Chris worked on early tool chains that enabled global configuration and secure cloud deployments prior to their mainstream existence on the Azure platform. He also performed research and development on components to limit the impact of DOS attacks.

Before Microsoft, Chris held senior software engineering roles at FASTech, M/A-Com, and Digital Equipment Corp.

Education

Chris graduated from UMass Lowell with a B.S. in computer science. Chris is an active member of UMass Lowell Computer Science Industry Advisory Board.

Christopher Condo

Senior Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

Chris serves Application Development & Delivery (AD&D) Professionals. He is part of Forrester's AD&D coverage of DevOps tool chains, focusing on continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) as well as software development strategies for enabling those strategies.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to his current role as an analyst, Chris was the engineering manager for the enterprise web applications team for Altran North America, where he oversaw and led the development of enterprise applications in the medical device and automated warehousing industry. Chris led a team of 10 software engineers, developed proposals, led estimation efforts, led resourcing efforts (including offshore), and also pitched in as an individual contributor. Chris has firsthand experience of developing software using agile practices and helping clients migrate to CI and CD methodologies as well as migrating to the cloud.

Prior to Altran, Chris was a senior development engineer at Microsoft for 13-plus years, working in the SaaS space starting with the Microsoft bCentral suite of online eCommerce tools targeted at small to medium businesses. Chris went on to lead software development efforts for the Office Live product suite, developing CRM and eCommerce platforms for Microsoft's growing online customer base. With Office 365, in addition to feature development, Chris worked on early tool chains that enabled global configuration and secure cloud deployments prior to their mainstream existence on the Azure platform. He also performed research and development on components to limit the impact of DOS attacks.

Before Microsoft, Chris held senior software engineering roles at FASTech, M/A-Com, and Digital Equipment Corp.

Education

Chris graduated from UMass Lowell with a B.S. in computer science. Chris is an active member of UMass Lowell Computer Science Industry Advisory Board.

Christopher Condo's Research

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Agile And DevOps Adoption Drives Digital Business Success

    Executive Overview: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    October 23, 2018Christopher Condo, Diego Lo Giudice

    Every business is now a digital business. Companies are scrambling to respond to higher consumer expectations and more nimble competitors. Application development and delivery (AD&D) organizations are leading this response, transforming to deliver high-quality, innovative software solutions that delight customers and outpace competitors. This report introduces Forrester's modern application delivery playbook, which lays out the crucial imperatives for AD&D leaders navigating this transition. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Use Modern Benchmarking For Modern Application Delivery

    Benchmarks: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    October 16, 2018Christopher Condo, Diego Lo Giudice

    As firms face growing competition for customers, they naturally want to compare themselves to their peers and competitors, but beware: Leaders don't compare their firms with competitors but with themselves — assessing how well they meet their business and user needs. Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders no longer use industry-standard benchmarks to assess performance. Instead, they compare their current performance with where they need to be as a leader. This report shows AD&D pros how leading organizations benchmark app delivery. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. We updated this report to incorporate new data.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Apply These 7 Steps To Get Software Release Velocity Unstuck

    Processes: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    October 12, 2018Christopher Condo

    Despite its high priority, most companies struggle to accelerate the velocity of software releases. We often see organizations make the mistake of focusing on automation while ignoring other critical factors like reducing waste, improving team dynamics, or aligning their efforts with the company's bottom line. This report provides seven steps all application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders should take to ensure that people and process get the same attention as automation investments.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Digital Transformation Requires Development Transformation

    Vision: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    October 9, 2018 Jeffrey S. Hammond, Diego Lo Giudice, Christopher Condo

    Most IT organizations don't have the right operational models to develop and deliver great digital experiences. This report makes a case that digital and software development leaders should take a customer-focused approach to software development in support of digital transformation efforts. By adopting best practices associated with modern application delivery, application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders can significantly improve the odds of a successful digital transformation. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Best Practices: Co-Creating With Agile Development Service Providers

    How To Build Great Software Products By Partnering With Agile Experts

    August 8, 2018 Duncan Jones, Christopher Condo

    Software organizations that are looking to add capabilities quickly or manage team resources in a flexible manner often turn to external service providers for resources and expertise. Most such engagements will be improved by adopting agile co-creation methodologies. Using Agile co-creation, teams can jump start their adoption of new technologies and Agile-plus-DevOps processes without having to organically grow their team. Read this report to discover best practices for engaging with Agile dev service providers.

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