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 in 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.

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  • Diego Lo Giudice
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Offshore Testing Services Must Reinvent Themselves With Automation

    Testing Services Must Increase Automation To Meet The Needs Of Agile And DevOps

    Indian offshore services providers and other vendors globally have traditionally thrived in the testing services market. However, as business technology organizations increasingly look to Agile and...

    • Downloads: 109
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Artificial Intelligence Can Finally Unleash Your Business Applications' Creativity

    Five Things You Can Do With Cognitive Computing

    Ask Siri, "Do you love me?" and she dispassionately replies "Let me get back to you on that." Amusing? Sure. Siri today is a programmed personal assistant to help schedule a meeting. In the future,...

    • Downloads: 144
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Five Must-Do's For Testing Quality At Speed

    The Convergence Of Speed And Quality In Modern Application Delivery

    "Oh no! Our delivery date is just around the corner but we still have QA to run . . . let's push this to production anyway and deal with it in the next release." Sounds familiar? As digital disrupts...

    • Downloads: 280
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:Brief: Four DevOps Plays Focus On Digital Agility

    The US Digital Services Playbook Series

    In August 2014, the White House announced the creation of the US Digital Service, which promptly released the US Digital Services Playbook. This playbook, which spans the fields of customer...

    • Downloads: 265
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Agile Development Service Providers

    The Agile Capabilities Of Leading Outsourcing Services Companies Have Caught Up With Client Expectations

    As business technology moves higher on the radar screen of CIOs, the need to leverage Agile application development techniques is rising. Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders, seeking...

    • Downloads: 207
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Competitive Pressures Drive The Business Case For Modern Application Delivery

    Business Case: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders are achieving competitive advantage by accelerating software delivery cycles, but outdated thinking about business case justification is holding...

    • Downloads: 203
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Brief: Agile Development And Customer Experience — A Marriage Made In Heaven

    Embed CX Professionals Into Modern Application Delivery Early And Often

    Companies are investing huge sums to enhance the customer experience (CX). Sometimes they embark upon a major digitalization or re-engineering of how their customers discover, explore, ask for, buy,...

    • Downloads: 256
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Overcoming Barriers To Modern Application Delivery

    Assessment: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    Increasing expectations from customers and increased competition have raised the stakes for application delivery leaders. Many leaders know they need to improve, but struggle with what to do and...

    • Downloads: 342
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Define A Software Delivery Strategy For Business Innovation

    Strategic Plan: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    The modern business world echoes with the sound of time-tested business models being shattered by digital upstarts, while the rate of disruption is accelerating. Organizations that will win in this...

    • Downloads: 331
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Self-Assess Your Modern Application Delivery Capabilities

    Modern application delivery requires new technology management capabilities to deliver software faster and with higher quality. As their companies become customer-obsessed, application development...

    • Downloads: 24
  • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

    Report:Developing Modern Applications With Agile Outsourcing: Part Two

    The Key Contractual Prerequisites For Agile Outsourcing Relationships

    Agile development (or simply "Agile") continues to see consistent, strong adoption. However, only a small percent of firms are outsourcing Agile application development due to a lack of experience...

    • Downloads: 329
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Developing Modern Applications With Agile Outsourcing: Part One

    Best Practices For Successful Partnerships

    Agile development (or simply "Agile") continues to see consistent, strong adoption. However, Forrester survey data shows that only a small percent of firms are outsourcing Agile application...

    • Downloads: 421
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Modern Application Delivery Drives Digital Business Success

    Executive Overview: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    Application delivery in the modern age no longer plays a supporting role; it is center stage. Business success in the age of the customer means mastering modern application delivery. Speed in...

    • Downloads: 426
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:How Can You Scale Your Agile Adoption?

    Results From Forrester's Q3 2013 Global Agile Software Application Development Online Survey

    Thirteen years after Ken Schwaber, Jim Highsmith, and 15 others signed the Agile manifesto, Agile is still on everyone's lips. Data from Forrester's Q3 2013 Global Agile Software Application...

    • Downloads: 594
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Service Virtualization And Testing Solutions, Q1 2014

    A Small Group Of Big Vendors And A Few Courageous Small Ones Dominate This Promising Emerging Market

    Service virtualization and testing (SVT) solutions provide developers and testers with tools to quickly simulate the services of a complex production environment, mainly for automating regression,...

    • Downloads: 700
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report:What Are Companies Doing To Scale Agile Development?

    Forrester's Q3 2013 Global Agile Software Application Development Online Survey provides an understanding of how practitioners, not planners, are using Agile. The survey primarily illustrates what...

    • Downloads: 197
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Agile Metrics That Matter

    Define and Balance Metrics Based on Project Complexity

    Tomorrow's great application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders will be those who focus on delivering constant value and incremental improvement to their businesses. As changes to development...

    • Downloads: 1035
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Navigating The Agile Testing Tool Landscape

    Revamp Your Testing Tool Strategy For Agile Development

    As your developers shift to Agile practices, they will invariably perform more testing themselves. So where does that leave your quality assurance (QA) professionals? They need to adapt by getting...

    • Downloads: 907
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Forrester's Agile Testing Maturity Assessment Tool

    Use this tool to assess your organization's readiness for, or maturity in, Agile testing.

    • Downloads: 131
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Consistent Performance In Agile Teams Must Include Testing

    Change Required For Successful Agile Testing Adoption

    Agile disrupts everything that we know about testing, including what practices to use, what skills are needed, how to set up the testing organization, and how to leverage testing tools. Testing is a...

    • Downloads: 1110
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Rightsource Your Agile-Lean Ecosystem

    Choose the Right Build/Buy Capabilities To Ensure Success

    Agile and Lean transformations depend to a great extent on cultivating a good sourcing ecosystem. The decisions you make around the partners and providers supporting your transformation and projects...

    • Downloads: 899
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Survey Results: How Agile Is Your Organization?

    • Downloads: 54
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Embrace Holistic Change To Achieve Agile Results

    Creating a Strategic Plan For Agile Transformation

    This report outlines Forrester's strategic plan of the solution for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals working on Agile and Lean. This report is designed to help you plan a...

    • Downloads: 915
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Justify Agile With Shorter, Faster Development

    Adoption and Expansion Drive Changes That Require Business Justification

    This report outlines the business impact of Forrester's solution for application development and delivery (AD&D) executives looking to implement Agile and Lean. It is designed to help AD&D execs...

    • Downloads: 1469
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Case Study: IOR Transformed To Increase Business Agility

    Pragmatic Adoption Of SOA, Agile, Open Source, And Cultural Change Tactics Yielded Improved Business-IT Relationships And A More-Agile Organization

    The Vatican Bank, or Istituto per le Opere di Religione (IOR), transformed its application development and delivery organization over a three-year period to become: 1) agile — to respond to...

    • Downloads: 409