Diego   Lo Giudice

Diego Lo Giudice

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

With Forrester since July 2005, Diego primarily contributes to and advises on Forrester's offerings for Application Development & Delivery Professionals. He partners with Forrester's global application leaders and is a leading expert on SDLC processes and practices, covering topics such as Agile development, Agile and Lean transformations, Agile development sourcing strategies and services, Agile testing practices and tools, DevOps, and software testing and quality, with a key focus on systems of engagement. Diego also covers software delivery metrics, artificial intelligence, and open source governance.

His 28 years of industry experience, in addition to application development, allow him to give expert advice on change management programs for optimizing the overall modern application delivery process, execute technology management assessments, review technology management strategies, and make comparisons. He also has experience in complex mission-critical project and client engagement management.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Diego held international management positions covering various roles, such as director consultant at Meta Group and head of Agile product development for advanced reuse methods and technologies at Quartersoft. He was also regional VP and director for consulting at Genesis/Iona, where he helped many clients transition to distributed applications. He also worked as an enterprise architect and project/product manager, participating in various pan-European projects. He started out as a software engineer, developing AI tools and early graphical user interface technologies at Olivetti.

Diego has also been very active in global open software standards consortia such as OMG, contributing to the early specifications of middleware standards such as CORBA and model-driven architecture. He has been a frequent speaker and panelist at many European conferences on software development.

Diego has published various research reports on open source, software reuse, semantic Web, and object technology, including the AI book Practical Experience in Building Expert Systems.

Education

Diego received a master's degree in computer science from Pisa University in Italy, and he specialized in artificial intelligence through on-site courses at Stanford University and SRI Palo Alto during a two-year working internship with Olivetti in the US.

Diego Lo Giudice

Vice President, Principal Analyst Serving Application Development & Delivery Professionals

With Forrester since July 2005, Diego primarily contributes to and advises on Forrester's offerings for Application Development & Delivery Professionals. He partners with Forrester's global application leaders and is a leading expert on SDLC processes and practices, covering topics such as Agile development, Agile and Lean transformations, Agile development sourcing strategies and services, Agile testing practices and tools, DevOps, and software testing and quality, with a key focus on systems of engagement. Diego also covers software delivery metrics, artificial intelligence, and open source governance.

His 28 years of industry experience, in addition to application development, allow him to give expert advice on change management programs for optimizing the overall modern application delivery process, execute technology management assessments, review technology management strategies, and make comparisons. He also has experience in complex mission-critical project and client engagement management.

Previous Work Experience

Prior to joining Forrester, Diego held international management positions covering various roles, such as director consultant at Meta Group and head of Agile product development for advanced reuse methods and technologies at Quartersoft. He was also regional VP and director for consulting at Genesis/Iona, where he helped many clients transition to distributed applications. He also worked as an enterprise architect and project/product manager, participating in various pan-European projects. He started out as a software engineer, developing AI tools and early graphical user interface technologies at Olivetti.

Diego has also been very active in global open software standards consortia such as OMG, contributing to the early specifications of middleware standards such as CORBA and model-driven architecture. He has been a frequent speaker and panelist at many European conferences on software development.

Diego has published various research reports on open source, software reuse, semantic Web, and object technology, including the AI book Practical Experience in Building Expert Systems.

Education

Diego received a master's degree in computer science from Pisa University in Italy, and he specialized in artificial intelligence through on-site courses at Stanford University and SRI Palo Alto during a two-year working internship with Olivetti in the US.

Diego Lo Giudice's Research

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Make The Case For Agile And DevOps-Driven Digital Transformation

    Business Case: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    May 29, 2018Diego Lo Giudice

    Applications give digital businesses the software assets they need to win, serve, and retain customers in the face of fierce competition and escalating customer expectations. Improving application delivery speed and quality is a central imperative for application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders. This report describes how they fund a transformation while keeping the lights on by reducing costs, boosting project-level return on investment (ROI), increasing digital business revenues, and accelerating business benefits. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy. This update factors in new customer experience data and additional business justifications.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Elevate Agile-Plus-DevOps With Value Stream Management

    VSM Is Poised To Take Over Where Application Life Cycle Management Leaves Off

    May 11, 2018 Christopher Condo, Diego Lo Giudice

    Practicing value stream management (VSM) allows companies to make their Agile plus development and operations (DevOps) development environments into real digital business drivers. With VSM, organizations implementing Agile-plus-DevOps will better understand the value they deliver, the efficiencies they gain, and the further optimization possibilities for each software product in their delivery pipeline. This report introduces application development and delivery (AD&D) pros to emerging practices and tools of VSM and maps some of the tool vendors that are approaching this emerging market. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Faster Software Delivery Will Accelerate Digital Transformation

    Strategic Plan: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    April 12, 2018Diego Lo Giudice, Christopher Condo

    Customer-obsessed organizations are accelerating their race to digital in order to win new customers and retain existing ones. A crucial element of this imperative is to transform their software delivery processes to create high-value experiences for customers, employees, and partners. This report describes how application development and delivery (AD&D) pros should shape their application delivery strategy to deliver high-quality apps quickly and at low cost. This is an update of a previously published report. We have updated it to include findings from our last 12 months of research in Agile and development and operations (DevOps).

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: How To Adapt Project Estimations For An Agile World

    Change Traditional Estimation, Measurement, And Budgeting To Support Scaling Agile

    April 6, 2018Diego Lo Giudice

    Agile techniques create more software value for the business — more quickly than traditional methods. While development and operations (DevOps) accelerates Agile adoption, traditional estimation, sizing, project measurement, and budgeting hamper the adoption of Agile at scale. Application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders must apply Agile practices to those activities, or risk preventing their organizations from scaling Agile successfully.

  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    REPORT: Find And Fix The Gaps In Your Modern Software Delivery

    Assessment: The Modern Application Delivery Playbook

    April 6, 2018Diego Lo Giudice, Christopher Condo, Bill Seguin

    Customer-obsessed organizations increasingly expect application leaders to speed and scale software delivery. Many leaders know they need to improve, but they struggle with what to do and where to start. Different application development and delivery (AD&D) teams face different challenges, but the patterns are consistent across organizations. Forrester's modern application delivery (MAD) assessment tool helps app development leaders find the gaps in their processes — and systematically and continuously fix them. This is an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy; most recently, we updated this report to adhere to Forrester's assessment maturity tool and align the technology categories to the latest modern application delivery (MAD) playbook vision report.

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