Jeffrey S. Hammond

VP, Principal Analyst serving Application Development & Delivery PROFESSIONALS

Jeffrey is a software development veteran, with more than twenty years of experience in various development, product management, strategy, and marketing roles. He is a leading expert on mobile development, modern application architecture, application life-cycle management, and open source policies and projects. He helps Application Development & Delivery teams improve their productivity while building creative, high-performance cultures.

Previous Work Experience

Jeffrey has been with Forrester since 2006. Jeffrey joined Forrester from IBM's Rational unit, where he created award-winning application development tools, including Rational Rose/J Edition, Rose/CORBA, and Rose/PowerBuilder. Prior to joining Rational Software, Jeffrey was part of Accenture's Advanced Systems Group, where he led application development projects at Fortune 500 clients.


Jeffrey holds a B.S. in economics (finance) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jeffrey S. Hammond's Research

  • For eBusiness & Channel Strategy Professionals

    Report: Organize For Mobile Success

    As firms mature their mobile strategies in 2016 and beyond, the C-suite must take ownership of mobile initiatives to ensure the dedication, processes, and resources they require. This report hel...

    • Downloads: 110
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Develop Customer-Centric Applications Like The Pros Do

    As application development and delivery (AD&D) leaders build a road map for strategy, structure, and sourcing, it's helpful to examine how independent software vendors (ISVs) do it. Why? These c...

    • Downloads: 75
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Modern Financial Governance For Modern Application Delivery

    Traditional, centralized financial governance for application development and delivery (AD&D) focuses on managing assets, not outcomes — and it's straining to keep up with the Agile practices, c...

    • Downloads: 89
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Vendor Landscape: Digital App Platforms

    The most powerful digital experiences that companies can provide their customers span four domains: consumer, corporate, commerce, and connected devices. The first wave of these experiences requ...

    • Downloads: 214
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Forrester's Guide To The 18 Digital App Platform Vendors

    This toolkit is a companion to the Forrester report "Vendor Landscape: Digital App Platforms." The graphics detail the digital application platforms of Adobe, Alibaba, Amazon, Apple, Cisco, the ...

    • Downloads: 1
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: Define Your Mobile Development Strategy

    Developing mobile applications used to be an arcane activity pursued by highly specialized developers, but no more. The surge in popularity of Android devices, BlackBerries, and iPhones has appl...

    • Downloads: 4122
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Future Of Mobile Application Development

    With the worldwide population of smartphone users approaching 2 billion, and tablets numbering in the hundreds of millions, the scope of the mobile computing revolution rivals that of the move f...

    • Downloads: 3108
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Agile Development Management Tools, Q2 2010

    In Forrester's evaluation of Agile development management (ADM) tool vendors, we found that IBM and MKS led the pack with the best overall current feature sets. Atlassian, CollabNet, and Microso...

    • Downloads: 2907
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Top Five Changes For Application Development In 2010

    Niccolò Machiavelli said it best: "Never waste the opportunities created by a good crisis." Over the past year, the Great Recession has forced everyone in IT to think differently about wher...

    • Downloads: 2464
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report: The Forrester Wave™: Open Source Business Intelligence (BI), Q3 2010

    Comparing open source BI technologies is often an apples-to-oranges comparison: 1) not all vendors include the same functionality in the free community versions of the software versus commercial...

    • Downloads: 2257
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