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: Shift Performance Testing Left To Streamline App Delivery

    Times Are Ready For Shift Left of Load and Speed Performance Testing

    April 12, 2019Diego Lo Giudice, Bill Seguin

    As application development and delivery (AD&D) teams speed up continuous delivery (CD), they find performance testing too late in the cycle often results in costly rework. Continuous testing is the new best practice for CD, and Agile-plus-DevOps teams need to embrace shift left to make it happen. Functional testing has been shifting left; now it's time to do the same with performance testing, adding it to continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) automation. This report outlines what shift-left performance testing (SLPT) is, why it matters, and how to do it.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Scaling Agile: Can The Spotify Approach Work For You?

    Road Map: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    March 15, 2019Diego Lo Giudice

    Spotify's model for scaling Agile software delivery is gaining interest among enterprises and application development and delivery (AD&D) pros alike, which we learned in our research of and interviews with businesses like Fidelity Investments' personal investing unit, ING, Qantas Airways, Santander Bank Polska, and T. Rowe Price. Their question is: How can mainstream enterprises successfully adapt an approach from a digital-native unicorn? Read this report to find out how the Spotify approach will — or won't — help your company scale its Agile development.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Global Continuous Testing Service Providers, Q1 2019

    The Nine Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    January 23, 2019Diego Lo Giudice

    In our 29-criteria evaluation of global continuous testing (CT) services providers, we identified the nine most significant ones — Accenture, Capgemini, Cognizant Technology Solutions, DXC Technology, IBM, Infosys, NTT DATA, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), and Wipro — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps application development and delivery (AD&D) and QA professionals make the right choice.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: The Path To Autonomous Testing: Augment Human Testers First

    Distinguishing Myth From Reality In AI-Based Autonomous Testing

    January 7, 2019Diego Lo Giudice

    Digital acceleration can't happen without better-quality software, and software testing matters more than ever for quality at speed. However, test automation lags, and growing complexity challenges testers. AI and machine learning (ML) will help build better software faster. This report outlines emerging AI- and ML-based practices and technologies to improve software testing by augmenting human testers. Application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals should read this report to distinguish between the myth and reality of AI-based testing.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Build The Right Software Better And Faster With Agile And DevOps Metrics

    Performance Management: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    November 29, 2018Diego Lo Giudice

    Customer-obsessed strategies put application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders under tremendous pressure to deliver quickly rather than perfectly. But AD&D pros also know they must deliver high quality and increase business value. For many, this is a significant shift from the past, when the main focus was on schedule, cost, and efficiency. This report describes these new business-oriented metrics, as well as the practices and tools that help organizations collect, report, and respond to them. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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