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Robert Stroud

Principal Analyst Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

As a principal analyst on the I&O team, Robert focuses on driving the market toward a refined approach to software-defined infrastructure development and delivery. He challenges thinking by applying DevOps and continuous delivery insights to infrastructure and cloud to assist enterprises seeking to thrive in the age of the customer.

Previous Work Experience

Spending more than 15 years in multiple roles at CA Technologies in business applications, product management, and product strategy, Robert demonstrated an ability to predict changing trends in the domains of cloud computing, DevOps, service assurance, cybersecurity, governance, and risk. He also advised organizations on their strategies to ensure they drove maximum business value from their investments in technology-enabled business governance.

Robert has contributed to multiple framework and standards publications, including COBIT 4.0, 4.1, and COBIT 5; guidance for Basel II, Risk IT, Val IT; and multiple mappings of COBIT to various frameworks and standards, including several ISO standards for security, service management, and software asset management. He also served on the itSMF International Board, the board of the itSMF USA, and multiple local chapters. Additionally, he served as a member of the ITIL Update Project Board for ITIL 2011 and in various roles in the development of ITIL v3.

Prior to his relocation to North America, he spent more than 15 years in the finance industry, successfully managing multiple initiatives in both the technology and retail banking sectors related to infrastructure rationalization, security, service management, and governance.

Robert Stroud

Principal Analyst Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

As a principal analyst on the I&O team, Robert focuses on driving the market toward a refined approach to software-defined infrastructure development and delivery. He challenges thinking by applying DevOps and continuous delivery insights to infrastructure and cloud to assist enterprises seeking to thrive in the age of the customer.

Previous Work Experience

Spending more than 15 years in multiple roles at CA Technologies in business applications, product management, and product strategy, Robert demonstrated an ability to predict changing trends in the domains of cloud computing, DevOps, service assurance, cybersecurity, governance, and risk. He also advised organizations on their strategies to ensure they drove maximum business value from their investments in technology-enabled business governance.

Robert has contributed to multiple framework and standards publications, including COBIT 4.0, 4.1, and COBIT 5; guidance for Basel II, Risk IT, Val IT; and multiple mappings of COBIT to various frameworks and standards, including several ISO standards for security, service management, and software asset management. He also served on the itSMF International Board, the board of the itSMF USA, and multiple local chapters. Additionally, he served as a member of the ITIL Update Project Board for ITIL 2011 and in various roles in the development of ITIL v3.

Prior to his relocation to North America, he spent more than 15 years in the finance industry, successfully managing multiple initiatives in both the technology and retail banking sectors related to infrastructure rationalization, security, service management, and governance.

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Strategic Portfolio Management Tools, Q3 2017

    Six Leaders Provide Agile Tools To Drive Digital Transformation

    September 20, 2017 Margo Visitacion, Robert Stroud

    In our 27-criteria evaluation of strategic portfolio management (SPM) software solutions providers, we identified the 13 most significant ones — AgileCraft, CA, Changepoint, Decision Lens, GenSight, MEGA, Microsoft, Planisware, Planview, ServiceNow, Software AG, Sopheon, and StrategyBlocks — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps enterprise architecture (EA) and portfolio management office (PMO) professionals make the right choice.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: A Dangerous Disconnect: Executives Overestimate DevOps Maturity

    September 13, 2017Robert Stroud, Elinor Klavens

    Development and operations (DevOps) is getting a lot of buzz and proving to be a profound driver of business transformation. But we're also seeing a lot of misinformation: While many organizations are moving forward with DevOps, some overstate their progress, and there's often a disconnect between the view of infrastructure and operations (I&O) pros in the trenches and that of the executive suite. This report helps you identify and resolve these differing perspectives so you can leverage DevOps philosophies and practices to help your business win, serve, and retain customers.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Continuous Delivery And Release Automation, Q3 2017

    Tools And Technology: The Modern Service Delivery Playbook

    August 30, 2017Robert Stroud, Chris Gardner

    In our 26-criteria evaluation of continuous delivery and release automation (CDRA) providers, we identified the 15 most significant — Atlassian, CA Technologies, Chef Software, Clarive, CloudBees, Electric Cloud, Flexagon, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), IBM, Micro Focus, Microsoft, Puppet, Red Hat, VMware, and XebiaLabs — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. We focused on core features, including modeling, deploying, managing, governing, and visualizing pipelines, and on each vendor's ability to match a strategy to these features. This report helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals make the right choice when looking for CDRA solutions for their development and operations (DevOps) automation.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Organize And Staff I&O Pros For Successful DevOps Practices

    Organization: The Modern Service Delivery Playbook

    August 8, 2017Robert Stroud, Elinor Klavens

    Digital businesses are creating disruption in the marketplace, forcing other enterprises to follow in their paths. These digital businesses favor integrated product teams that focus on developing particular business technology solutions. Effective integrated product teams should include infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals who exhibit seven key characteristics — look for these individuals in your existing organization to fuel the success of development and operations (DevOps) and modern service delivery. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and revises it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. We're updating it now to include our latest research and data.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: Case Study: Dynatrace's Journey Toward Delivering Business Transformation

    A Software Vendor's Evolution From Waterfall To DevOps To NoOps

    August 7, 2017Robert Stroud, Elinor Klavens

    Software vendors face pressure to transform the way they deliver their solutions to customers; they must provide competitive advantage and differentiation to keep increasing revenue. This requires quality and speed — and the complete automation of the continuous delivery pipeline. This case study will help infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals understand how Dynatrace adopted development and operations (DevOps) to shift from a traditional development and delivery model to continuous delivery, ensuring rapid value and continuous innovation for its customers.

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