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: Early Adopters Of VSM Start To See The Light

    How Early Adopters Of Value Stream Management Align App Dev With Business Outcomes

    February 13, 2019Christopher Condo, Bill Seguin

    Value stream management (VSM) tools are starting to emerge to fill the gaps that DevOps alone can't, such as the capture and visualization of KPIs and the ability to connect business needs to value delivered. Early adopters of these tools come at them from opposite ends of the application development and delivery (AD&D) pipeline — and both starting points have their merits. Read this report to learn about how early adopters have approached VSM implementation and what steps they have taken to apply VSM tools to their AD&D process.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Put Product Management To Work In Software Development

    Organize Development By Product And Reap The Benefits

    February 4, 2019Christopher Condo, Bill Seguin

    To deliver software faster, top-performing application development and delivery (AD&D) organizations have adopted product-centric teams that obliterate organizational silos and force teams to communicate, collaborate, and share in the collective success or failure of their efforts. An important cog for making such teams operate like clockwork is the product manager (PM). Read this report to explore the importance of the role and accelerate your transition to software product management.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: AD&D Pros: Stop Guessing And Start Experimenting

    Continuous Improvement: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    January 15, 2019Christopher Condo, Bill Seguin

    Most application development and delivery (AD&D) teams are stuck guessing about what their users need, relying on internal experts to guide their decisions. This approach to development is no longer sufficient to keep up with changing user preferences or increasingly complex production environments. Read this report to learn how experimentation platforms can shorten time-to-value by enabling dev teams to test ideas directly with customers, experiment with functional parameters, and release service components in a safe, controlled manner.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Master Your SDLC For Modern Application Delivery

    Landscape: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    November 9, 2018Christopher Condo, Diego Lo Giudice, Bill Seguin

    The software development life cycle (SDLC) is a complex set of processes, people, and technologies. To truly master modern application delivery (MAD), application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders take a multidisciplinary approach to running and refining it. Read this report for a survey of the modern development life cycle and its future evolution. 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: Predictions 2019: Software

    Software Innovation Builds Upon Cloud, Collaboration, AI, And More

    November 8, 2018Christopher Condo, Randy Heffner, Duncan Jones, Rob Koplowitz, Diego Lo Giudice, John R. Rymer, Margo Visitacion

    Making predictions is hazardous, particularly about the future. Nevertheless, our intrepid software analyst team offers a handful of predictions about important changes in development tools and processes, software pricing policies, and more. Application development and delivery (AD&D) pros should read this report to prepare for inflection points coming in 2019.

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