Diego   Lo Giudice

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 software testing and quality, with a key focus on systems of engagement. Diego also covers software delivery metrics, artificial intelligence, and open source governance.

His 28 years of industry experience, in addition to application development, allow him to give expert advice on change management programs for optimizing the overall modern application delivery process, execute technology management assessments, review technology management strategies, and make 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 Meta Group 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 interface 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 AI 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.

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 software testing and quality, with a key focus on systems of engagement. Diego also covers software delivery metrics, artificial intelligence, and open source governance.

His 28 years of industry experience, in addition to application development, allow him to give expert advice on change management programs for optimizing the overall modern application delivery process, execute technology management assessments, review technology management strategies, and make 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 Meta Group 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 interface 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 AI 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.

Diego Lo Giudice's Research

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Organize Your App-Dev Teams With Agile And DevOps

    Organization: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    February 16, 2018Diego Lo Giudice, Eveline Oehrlich

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders are embracing modern application delivery practices and taking the steps needed to transform their organizations. This means changing culture, building agile architectures, adopting new Agile processes, automating, and organizing teams differently. This report helps AD&D professionals understand the dimensions of the change for both development and operations and create a plan that combines Agile with development and operations (DevOps). This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester has updated it to include 2017 survey data and highlight how firms are using Agile and DevOps to transform their organizations.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: When To Stop Improving And Start Innovating

    Continuous Improvement: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    December 26, 2017 Christopher Condo, Diego Lo Giudice

    Modern application delivery and DevOps practices help application development and delivery (AD&D) pros to continuously fine-tune their applications in response to evolving customer needs, but every software product reaches a point at which further improvement is impossible. This report helps inform when and how to shift from incremental improvement to discontinuous innovation. It's risky — but less risky than being eclipsed by competitors. Discontinuous innovation frees resources to create new product and application categories to win, serve, and retain customers. 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: The State Of Agile 2017: Agile At Scale

    Agile Plus DevOps Slowly But Steadily Reaches Enterprise Scale

    December 14, 2017Diego Lo Giudice

    Agile development practices are fueling software innovations globally. Agile techniques create more value for the business, faster, than traditional methods. Lately, DevOps has accelerated Agile adoption, but Agile at scale across teams, divisions, and enterprise is still relatively rare. This report, based on our Q3 2017 Agile survey, provides pragmatic must-dos for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals seeking to enhance and scale their Agile adoption for broader business agility.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Use Modern Benchmarking For Modern Application Delivery

    Benchmarks: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    December 14, 2017 Christopher Condo, Diego Lo Giudice

    As firms face growing competition for customers, they naturally seek to compare themselves to their peers and competitors, but there is a trap: Leaders don't compare their firms with competitors but with themselves — assessing how good they are for their business and users. Gone are the days when application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders used industry-standard benchmarks to assess how they average. 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 reflect data from Forrester Data Global Business Technographics® Developer Survey, 2017 and Forrester's Q3 2017 Global Agile Software Application Development Online Survey.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Use DevOps And Supply Chain Principles To Automate Application Delivery Governance

    Processes: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    December 8, 2017 Christopher Condo, Diego Lo Giudice

    Today's application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders need speed and quality at a low cost to create software that competes for customers. Agile and DevOps practices enable companies to achieve all three, but paralysis over compliance, audit, or security concerns causes many to cling to manual governance practices that are ineffective even at slower speeds. This report describes how application delivery organizations are applying automated supply chain management practices to improve both application delivery governance and business results. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically to ensure continued relevance.

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