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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: RPA And Test Automation Are More Friends Than Foes

    But You Can't Extend Test Automation Technology To RPA And Vice Versa

    May 15, 2020Diego Lo Giudice, Craig Le Clair

    Test automation has evolved for more than 30 years, with peak growth in the past five. The robotic process automation (RPA) market is fewer than 10 years old, with most of its growth in the past three. Testing lives in the app dev world, while RPA focuses on business efficiency. Despite differences, however, application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders should learn common lessons from both. This report outlines how these two technologies can work together to accelerate innovation and scale automation.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Forrester Infographic: The State Of Agile At Scale And Agile Expertise

    Unlock Greater Value While Adapting Agile At Scale

    March 25, 2020Diego Lo Giudice

    Forrester surveyed 149 global professionals about their firm's Agile practices and compared Agile experts side by side with their neophyte counterparts. It isn't possible to copy Agile experts; each Agile initiative is different, and every organization has a unique culture. Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals can, however, use this infographic to determine benefits that emerge from Agile expertise and key steps to bolster their Agile-at-scale journey.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The State Of Agile 2019: Are We At Scale Yet?

    Behavioral Change Is The Biggest Roadblock To Agile At Scale

    March 13, 2020Diego Lo Giudice

    Agile software development practices are fueling software innovations globally. Agile techniques create more value for the business, and faster, than do traditional methods. Lately, Agile adoption-at-scale has increased, and new, less prescriptive approaches like Spotify are gaining traction with mainstream organizations. This report, based on our Q2 2019 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 benefit.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Now Tech: Continuous Functional Test Automation Suites, Q1 2020

    Forrester's Overview Of 31 Continuous Functional Test Automation Providers

    March 5, 2020Diego Lo Giudice, Julia Caldwell

    You can use continuous functional test automation tools to improve software quality, decrease testing overhead, and deliver value to customers faster. But to realize these benefits, you'll first have to select from a diverse set of vendors that vary by size, functionality, geography, and vertical market focus. Application development and delivery (AD&D) pros should use this report to understand the value they can expect from a continuous functional test automation provider and to select one based on size and functionality.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Elevate Agile-Plus-DevOps With Value Stream Management

    VSM Takes Over Where Application Lifecycle Management Leaves Off

    February 19, 2020 Christopher Condo, Diego Lo Giudice

    Practicing value stream management (VSM) allows companies to turn their Agile-plus-DevOps environments into real digital business drivers. With VSM, organizations implementing Agile-plus-DevOps will better understand the value they deliver and the efficiencies they gain. This report introduces application development and delivery (AD&D) pros to VSM practices and tools and identifies some tool vendors in this emerging market. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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