Jeffrey S.  Hammond

Jeffrey S. Hammond

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

Jeffrey helps CIOs and digital leaders succeed by working with them to improve their software delivery capability and by helping them assess the relevance of emerging software technologies. As a 25-plus-year software industry veteran, he's helped clients improve their development shop culture, apply Agile and continuous delivery best practices, and build successful developer ecosystems. Jeffrey's been a developer; managed development teams; built award-winning commercial development tools; and, over the past decade, has helped Forrester clients navigate mobile, cloud, IoT, DevOps, and low-code technologies and tools.

Previous Work Experience

Jeffrey has been with Forrester since 2006. Prior to joining Forrester, Jeffrey worked at IBM, Rational Software, and was part of Accenture's Advanced Systems Group.

Education

Jeffrey holds a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jeffrey S. Hammond

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving CIO Professionals

Jeffrey helps CIOs and digital leaders succeed by working with them to improve their software delivery capability and by helping them assess the relevance of emerging software technologies. As a 25-plus-year software industry veteran, he's helped clients improve their development shop culture, apply Agile and continuous delivery best practices, and build successful developer ecosystems. Jeffrey's been a developer; managed development teams; built award-winning commercial development tools; and, over the past decade, has helped Forrester clients navigate mobile, cloud, IoT, DevOps, and low-code technologies and tools.

Previous Work Experience

Jeffrey has been with Forrester since 2006. Prior to joining Forrester, Jeffrey worked at IBM, Rational Software, and was part of Accenture's Advanced Systems Group.

Education

Jeffrey holds a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jeffrey S. Hammond's Research

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Foster The Software Capabilities That Your Firm Needs

    How CEOs Should Lead The Most Important — And Perplexing — Corporate Domain

    February 21, 2019 John R. Rymer, Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Ultimately, application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders and CIOs don't hold the keys to the fast, high-quality software delivery that is so crucial to digital business success — CEOs do. Culture, organization, and metrics are the province of CEOs, and many software leaders say that cultural and organizational barriers and counterproductive metrics limit their progress. So rather than just watching from the sidelines and hoping for good results, CEOs must actively foster the software capabilities their firms need. Read this report to learn how.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Weighing The Options To Oracle's New Java SE Subscription

    Oracle's Licensing Changes Spur Clients To Consider Alternatives

    February 6, 2019Jeffrey S. Hammond, John R. Rymer

    In June 2018, Oracle announced a new support model for its commercial Java runtime, Oracle Java SE. Java SE Subscription is a jarring disruption to long-term Java shops, including hikes in support costs from new fees. Read this report to understand the new program and the four alternative approaches to Java licensing that application development and delivery (AD&D) pros must pick from.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Emerging Technology Spotlight: Serverless Computing

    Serverless Computing Accelerates Software Innovation

    November 19, 2018Jeffrey S. Hammond

    Serverless computing — a set of cloud services, programming patterns, business models, and design ideas — enables new levels of flexibility in software through applications that respond to events. CIOs and business technology leaders should read this brief to learn more about the key research on serverless architecture and its impact on application and service development.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Digital Transformation Requires Development Transformation

    Vision: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    October 9, 2018Jeffrey S. Hammond, Diego Lo Giudice, Christopher Condo

    Most IT organizations don't have the right operational models to develop and deliver great digital experiences. This report makes a case that digital and software development leaders should take a customer-focused approach to software development in support of digital transformation efforts. By adopting best practices associated with modern application delivery, application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders can significantly improve the odds of a successful digital transformation. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: IoT Delivery Best Practice: Adopt A Tailored Agile Process

    Tailor Agile Practices To Include Hardware Teams And Rapid Prototyping

    August 13, 2018Jeffrey S. Hammond

    This report is one of a series of best practices for building and deploying smart products to the internet of things (IoT). When building solutions for the IoT, teams must modify standard Agile software development practices to improve integration with hardware teams and better integrate edge devices with core IoT data analysis and services.

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