Christopher Condo

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OutSystems Buys Ionic: What It Means

Andrew Cornwall November 8, 2022
On November 7, OutSystems announced that it had acquired Ionic. A few years ago, that would have shaken the mobile development industry, and even today, it will cause vibrations in parts of it. We see three major dynamics in application development that are shaping the future of software development and this market: The scarcity of […]
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The State Of VSM: Five Things We Like

Christopher Condo August 25, 2022
In 2020, Forrester’s Now Tech: Value Stream Management Tools, Q2 2020, report featured 12 vendors with a stand-alone or integrated VSM solution. Two years later, this market has nearly doubled: The Value Stream Management Landscape, Q3 2022, covers 22 fully featured VSM vendors. More vendors means more competition and more innovation, which is good for […]
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The Value Stream Management Landscape: The Top Five Use Cases

Christopher Condo August 8, 2022
Forrester’s Value Stream Management Landscape, Q3 2022 gathered data from 22 value stream management (VSM) vendors. Together, we estimate that these vendors account for over 95% of the VSM market. As part of our research, we asked vendors to identify their top five go-to-market use cases. We have divided these use cases into two categories: […]
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The Market For VSM And SPM Takes A Big Step Forward

Christopher Condo May 25, 2022
The announcement that Planview has entered into an agreement to acquire Tasktop marks a new milestone in the evolution and maturity of the value stream management (VSM) solutions market. This acquisition brings together two companies with very complementary strengths: Planview provides lean portfolio management, capacity, and financial management, and Tasktop provides value stream management and […]
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Forrester’s Now Tech: Integrated Software Delivery Platforms, Q2 2022 — A Primer

Christopher Condo May 18, 2022
Vendors replied to our invitation to participate in Forrester’s Now Tech: Integrated Software Delivery Platforms, Q2 2022 with a common refrain: “What is an ISDP?” Now that we’ve published the ISDP Now Tech, we thought it’d be good to go in depth into where this category came from, why it matters, identify four different types […]
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Observations On The Atlassian Outage

William McKeon-White April 13, 2022
What Is Going On? One of our less pleasant responsibilities here at Forrester is commenting on serious business, security, or technical failures in the digital and IT industry. Due to its duration and the implications for a subset of the user base, the current Atlassian outage rises to that level. Atlassian is staking its future […]
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Avoid An Open Source Security Nightmare

Andrew Cornwall January 20, 2022
We’ve had a few high-profile security problems with open source software. A disgruntled developer recently delivered intentionally modified releases of his faker.js and colors.js packages, which broke “thousands of projects” that relied on them. Some are wondering if it’s safe to use open source software at all. The White House certainly is — they’ve asked […]
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Log4j, Open Source Maintenance, And Why SBOMs Are Critical Now

Sandy Carielli December 15, 2021
Beyond the immediate response issues, the Log4j vulnerability poses longer-term risk management and community considerations.
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Balance Speed, Experimentation, And Risk With FM&E Technology

Christopher Condo August 25, 2021
There's a certain amount of risk that comes with rapid innovation. Learn how a new category of technology can help minimize those risks for your development teams.
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Feature Management Is Hot — Feature Experimentation Is Just Warming Up

Christopher Condo June 15, 2021
Feature management and experimentation tools assist agile-plus-DevOps teams in achieving progressive delivery. Read more about our recent evaluation of these tools.
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COVID Drives M&A Activity In DevOps And IT Management

Sandy Carielli December 4, 2020
Learn how the pandemic's increased uncertainty and volatility has produced some attractive M&A opportunities in DevOps and IT Management.
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Value Stream Management Tools Unlock Agile-Plus-DevOps’ Potential: Takeaways From The Forrester Wave™

Christopher Condo July 20, 2020
Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders focusing on velocity and cadence are finding there’s more to software delivery than going fast. These leaders are realizing that shifting their focus from outputs to outcomes can provide greater insight than velocity alone. Using value stream management (VSM) tools, AD&D leaders gain better insight into their organization’s processes […]
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Agile, DevOps, And COVID-19

Charles Betz March 23, 2020
Now is not the time to revert back to old industrial practices. The world is going even more digital because of the COVID-19 crisis, and old industrial era thinking needs to be abandoned once and for all.
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Mainframe Developers Get Boost From BMC Acquisition Of Compuware

Christopher Condo March 3, 2020
The move signals that DevOps has shifted from the broad adoption phase to the massive adoption phase.
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Where’s The Value In Open Source?

Christopher Condo October 9, 2019
In a brand-new stream of research, VP and principal analyst James Staten and I will be taking a close look at open source software (OSS) as a strategy for modern businesses. We are seeking your help on answering a few burning questions related to our initial upcoming report, “The Case For An Open Source Strategy,” […]
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The Rise, Fall, And Rise Again Of The Integrated Developer Toolchain

Christopher Condo May 16, 2019
The recent merger of CloudBees and Electric Cloud is a sign of the times in the world of DevOps as integrated DevOps solutions come back into vogue. Not too recently, this would have been looked down upon as a step in the wrong direction when it comes to innovation and providing value to developers. But […]
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Be Better Than Best-Guess Development

Christopher Condo January 25, 2019
Developers sometimes feel as though they work in the dark, writing code, pushing updates, and delivering features but remaining detached from the customers they serve. Often relying on feedback from internal experts and best guesses, dev teams rarely have an unobstructed view into how customers truly use their features and feel about their products. Fostering […]
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Predictions 2019: Software Innovation Builds Upon Cloud, Collaboration, AI, And More

Christopher Condo November 8, 2018
As we move into 2019, Forrester sees digital transformation as a continued driving force for the software industry, pushing teams to accelerate their innovative efforts. Last year, Forrester predicted that a host of enabling technologies, such as serverless computing, integrated DevOps tools, AI+ML, and low-code platforms, would enable digital transformation efforts. We also predicted the […]
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Red Hat Acquisition Gives IBM A Much-Needed Booster Shot Of Open Source And Cloud DNA

Chris Gardner October 29, 2018
Yesterday, IBM announced its intention to purchase Red Hat for $34B. Assuming a successful transaction, this acquisition blends hybrid cloud and open source synergies: Both companies target hybrid cloud from different angles; Red Hat provides a compelling middleware environment with OpenShift, while IBM supports enterprise customers with monolithic and even mainframe support in its cloud […]
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New Engagement Models Emerge For Custom Software Outsourcing

Christopher Condo December 5, 2017
The purchase of Whole Foods by Amazon, and more recently, the proposed purchase of Aetna by CVS, are creating an imperative for all businesses to digitally transform. In my report on new engagement models, I capture and report on new and creative ways that AD&D leaders are working with custom software development partners to transform […]
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