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: Coding Boot Camps: A New Source of Talent?

    Turn To These Programs For Your Next Crop Of Developer Talent

    May 20, 2019Jeffrey S. Hammond, Bill Seguin

    Software developers are hard to find, and companies need more and more of them every day. Unfortunately, some application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders hamstring themselves from the get-go by defaulting to a credential-focused application process. This approach eliminates candidates who lack classical training but are nonetheless up to the task. This report introduces the idea of hiring from coding boot camps and explains why your company should include boot campers as a source for developer talent.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Get Your Bearings On The Boot Camp Bayou

    Engage With The Right Boot Camps To Find The Developers You Need

    May 20, 2019Jeffrey S. Hammond, Bill Seguin

    Companies need to look for new sources for developer talent. Coding boot camps are a promising source, but it can be hard for application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders to understand the different kinds of boot camps out there. This report will explain the different flavors of boot camps and offer some ways to successfully engage with them.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Audio: The State Of Extended Reality (XR) In 2019

    Listen To Forrester's Overview Of The Opportunities, Challenges, And Future Of Augmented, Virtual, And Mixed Reality

    April 19, 2019Jeffrey S. Hammond, Julie A. Ask

    Recent updates in hardware and development tools make extended reality (XR) ready for primetime in the enterprise. Important use cases are to extend expertise, assist with complex sales, and train new employees. Smartphone-only services have good developer tools but limited immersiveness. Building for hands-free hardware is more complex given the fragmented ecosystem. In this audio series, Jeffrey Hammond and Julie Ask discuss the state of extended reality, including commercial opportunities, challenges, the developer environment, and what's coming next.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: CEOs: Foster The Software Teams And Talents 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.

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