Jeffrey S. Hammond

VP, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Jeffrey is a software development veteran, with more than twenty years of experience in various development, product management, strategy, and marketing roles. He is a leading expert on mobile development, modern application architecture, application life-cycle management, and open source policies and projects. He helps Application Development & Delivery teams improve their productivity while building creative, high-performance cultures.

Previous Work Experience

Jeffrey has been with Forrester since 2006. Jeffrey joined Forrester from IBM's Rational unit, where he created award-winning application development tools, including Rational Rose/J Edition, Rose/CORBA, and Rose/PowerBuilder. Prior to joining Rational Software, Jeffrey was part of Accenture's Advanced Systems Group, where he led application development projects at Fortune 500 clients.


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

Jeffrey S. Hammond's Research

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Developer Conferences Speed Your Transition To Modern Application Development

    To meet their customers' growing expectations for outstanding apps, companies need top developers who keep up with rapidly evolving technology trends. Conferences expose developers to emerging t...

    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report: Mobile Feast Or Beggar's Banquet?

      The variety of mobile operating systems, devices, form factors, and middleware technologies make an implementation that simply extends existing websites impossible, as do the time-to-market and ...

      • Downloads: 1065
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report: Organize For Mobile Development Success

      Customer expectations are soaring as the mobile mind shift accelerates. To meet them, mobile development teams must release high-quality apps multiple times per year. It's important to focus on ...

      • Downloads: 633
    • For Sourcing & Vendor Management Professionals

      Report: What Does It Cost To Source A Mobile App?

      Mobile projects are everywhere as leading application development and delivery (AD&D) pros race to build better ways to engage employees, partners, and customers. Development leaders often strug...

      • Downloads: 119
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report: The New Mantra For Software Leaders: Deliver More, Develop Less

      Now that you've started to quickly produce apps to win, serve, and retain customers, it's time to take the next step. Nimble customer engagement apps and analytics must activate customer experie...

      • Downloads: 115
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report: Define Your Mobile Development Strategy

      Developing mobile applications used to be an arcane activity pursued by highly specialized developers, but no more. The surge in popularity of Android devices, BlackBerries, and iPhones has appl...

      • Downloads: 4107
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report: The Future Of Mobile Application Development

      With the worldwide population of smartphone users approaching 2 billion, and tablets numbering in the hundreds of millions, the scope of the mobile computing revolution rivals that of the move f...

      • Downloads: 3062
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report: The Forrester Wave™: Agile Development Management Tools, Q2 2010

      In Forrester's evaluation of Agile development management (ADM) tool vendors, we found that IBM and MKS led the pack with the best overall current feature sets. Atlassian, CollabNet, and Microso...

      • Downloads: 2898
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report: The Top Five Changes For Application Development In 2010

      Niccolò Machiavelli said it best: "Never waste the opportunities created by a good crisis." Over the past year, the Great Recession has forced everyone in IT to think differently about wher...

      • Downloads: 2462
    • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

      Report: Web, Hybrid, And Native Mobile Apps All Have Their Place

      In the past few years, we've handled hundreds of client inquiries regarding which technology approach best suits mobile app development needs. The most common question: "Should we go with a nati...

      • Downloads: 2849
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