Kurt Bittner

Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Kurt Bittner is a leading expert on Agile and iterative software development approaches, including application life-cycle management (ALM). He focuses on the organizational and cultural shifts necessary to extract broader business value from software development processes. He is based in Boulder, Colorado.

Previous Work Experience

Kurt comes to Forrester from the consulting firm Ivar Jacobson International, where he was CTO—Americas, and worked for more than five years guiding Fortune 100 companies in their Agile transformation journeys. In prior roles, he played a leadership role in IBM's Jazz Platform strategy, led requirements tool strategy and development for Rational Software, and led the early development of the Rational Unified Process. As a consultant, he has helped many hundreds of organizations improve the results achieved by their development teams.

An accomplished public speaker, Kurt has presented at many conferences, and is the author of three books, including The Economics of Iterative Software Development, as well as numerous papers and articles

Kurt Bittner's Research

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Application Release Automation, Q2 2015

    In Forrester's 33-criteria evaluation of application release automation vendors, we identified the seven most significant software providers — Automic Software, CA Technologies, Electric C...

    • Downloads: 58
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Brief: DevOps — Where's The Heat?

    Consumer expectations have shifted, as powerful mobile experiences give customers more choices than ever before. Companies in competitive industries with low customer lock-in find themselves eit...

    • Downloads: 202
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Brief: Put Developers On The Front Lines Of App Support

    The separation of development (Dev) and operations (Ops) has created inherently dysfunctional relationships that mere good intentions cannot mend. At the root of the problem are their different ...

    • Downloads: 90
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: From Application Design To Application Composition

    There is a quiet revolution underway in software development: The nature of the work is shifting from developing and deploying large complex applications to connecting new and existing services ...

    • Downloads: 161
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: Gear Up For Modern Service Delivery

    Speeding up the pace of the service delivery life cycle requires automation tools, which presents both opportunities and challenges to the infrastructure and operations (I&O) organization. You c...

    • Downloads: 279
  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    Report: The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective DevOps

    Organizations have for years sought a means of more quickly delivering business value in the form of working software. Inspired by innovations in Agile software development and the application o...

    • Downloads: 1283
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Continuous Delivery Is Reshaping The Future Of ALM

    The novelist William Gibson has noted that "The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed." That's precisely the current state of affairs with application life-cycle m...

    • Downloads: 807
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Application Delivery In The Modern Age

    Rapid evolution in cloud and mobile applications and the permeation of social media throughout the developer community have led to a new approach in the way that organizations deliver business v...

    • Downloads: 713
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Eight Tenets Of Faster Application Delivery

    Faster application delivery enables competitive differentiation. Applications have become the means by which organizations attract customers and deliver value; better applications, delivered fas...

    • Downloads: 730
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Navigate The Modern Application Delivery Landscape

    Amplified customer expectations in the age of the customer and the intensified competition they bring are accelerating the pace of modern application delivery. Process and organizational changes...

    • Downloads: 539
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