Diego Lo Giudice

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CA Technologies Dials Up Its Efforts In The “Better Software, Faster” Game

Diego Lo Giudice November 23, 2015
I am just back from the CA World 2015 in Las Vegas, where everything was cool: from the weather, with unexpected but welcomed temperatures in the low 50s; to the event theme, with a strong focus on Agile, DevOps, APIs, and security; to Fall Out Boys and Sheryl Crow’s concerts.  As digital pervades all industries, […]
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The Forrester Wave™ Evaluation Of Functional Test Automation (FTA) Is Out And It’s All About Going Beyond GUI Testing

Diego Lo Giudice April 23, 2015
A few months ago, I blogged about testing quality@speed in the same way that F1 racing teams do to win races and fans. Last week, I published my F(TA)1 Forrester Wave! It examines the capabilities of nine vendors to evaluate how they support Agile development and continuous delivery teams when it comes to continuous testing: Borland, […]
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Is your modern delivery “Agile all the way through” ? Take our survey…

Diego Lo Giudice April 1, 2015
Software delivery leaders are under tremendous pressure to deliver faster and better software. As digital is having a ripple effect, the scope of improving software delivery processes and practices is just becoming pervasive in all industries and in many enterprises. Agile development has been around for well over 10 years, DevOps is picking up where […]
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This Time, AI Is Truly Here To Help Build Intelligent Applications

Diego Lo Giudice February 19, 2015
What’s taken artificial intelligence (AI) so long? We invented AI capabilities like first-order logical reasoning, natural-language processing, speech/voice/vision recognition, neural networks, machine-learning algorithms, and expert systems more than 30 years ago, but aside from a few marginal applications in business systems, AI hasn’t made much of a difference. The business doesn’t understand how or why […]
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Testing Pit Stops In Three Seconds

Diego Lo Giudice January 26, 2015
Formula One has gotten us all used to amazing speed. In as little as three seconds, F1 pit teams replace all four wheels on a car and even load in dozens of liters of fuel. Pit stops are no longer an impediment to success in F1 — but they can be differentiating to the point […]
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4 Must-Dos For Continuous Business Innovation

Diego Lo Giudice October 25, 2014
The modern business world echoes with the sound of time-tested business models being shattered by digital upstarts, while the rate of disruption is accelerating. Organizations that will win in this world must hone their ability to deliver high-value experiences, based on high quality software with very short refresh cycles. Customers are driving this shift; every […]
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My Three Assumptions For Why The Next Generation Of SW Innovation Will Be Cognitive!

Diego Lo Giudice August 25, 2014
I am just back from the first ever Cognitive Computing Forum organized by DATAVERSITY in San Jose, California. I am not new to artificial intelligence (AI), and was a software developer in the early days of AI when I was just out of university. Back then, if you worked in AI, you would be called […]
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Are You Ready To Outsource Your Agile Modern Application Delivery?

Diego Lo Giudice May 27, 2014
Our bi-yearly Forrester Agile survey suggests that Agile development (or simply "Agile") continues to see consistent, strong adoption. However, the same survey data shows that only a small percentage of firms are outsourcing Agile application development due to a lack of experience with the development sourcing approaches and governance models needed to make it work. Successfully outsourcing […]
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If Your Business Looks Digital, What Should Your App Delivery Look Like?

Diego Lo Giudice March 13, 2014
When computers were invented 60 years ago, nobody would have thought that gazillions of 0 and 1s would soon rule the world. After all, that’s all there is in any computer memory, be it a laptop, a mobile phone, or a supercomputer like Watson;  if you could open memory up and visualize the smallest elementary […]
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Faster, Sooner, Better: What’s Changing In Agile Development?

Diego Lo Giudice October 29, 2013
I hear people talking about Agile 2.0 a lot. But when I look at what’s happening in the application development and delivery space, I see that many organizations are just now starting to experience Agile’s true benefits, and they’re not yet leveraging those benefits completely or consistently. So let’s stop talking about Agile 2.0 for […]
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App Dev Pros Have Been Using Metrics For The Wrong Reason: Control. It’s Time To Use Metrics To Validate And Improve Delivery!

Diego Lo Giudice September 11, 2013
Within the modern applications era, regardless of whether new software applications are being developed and delivered for mobile, tablets, or the Web, the truly successful app-dev leaders will be those who focus on delivering constant value and incremental improvement to their business. That is a totally different perspective from “I need to keep control of […]
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Part 2: Testing Tools Market Landscape: It’s all about change!

Diego Lo Giudice July 29, 2013
What a strange summer this has been! From Boston to London to Paris to Turin, the weather has offered weekly and even daily reversals, with continuous change from sun to rain, from hot and damp to cool and crisp. I missed a nice spring season. Even today, from 35º-38º Celsius (95º-100º Fahrenheit), we just went […]
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Part 1: Testing Tools Market Landscape: Agile Keeps It Alive, Vital, and Dynamic

Diego Lo Giudice June 28, 2013
I just finished my new report on the Agile testing tools landscape. I’ll point Forrester readers to it as soon as it publishes. But there are few things that have struck me since I took over the software quality and testing research coverage at Forrester and which I would like to share with you in […]
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Are You Really Ready To Test Agile?

Diego Lo Giudice February 19, 2013
Early this year, on January 15, I published our first research on testing for the Agile and Lean playbook. Connected to that research, my colleague Margo Visitacion and I also published a self-assessment testing toolkit. The toolkit helps app-dev and testing leaders understand how mature their current testing practices and organization are for Agile and Lean development. The Agile […]
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The Essence Of Agile Testing: Make Testing Part Of Your SDLC (And Much More)

Diego Lo Giudice January 16, 2013
DevOps is a movement for developers and operations professionals that encourages more collaboration and release automation. Why? To keep up with the faster application delivery pace of Agile. In fact, with Agile, as development teams deliver faster and in shorter cycles, IT operations finds itself unprepared to keep up with the new pace. For operations teams, […]
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An effective transformation to Agile can’t ignore strategic sourcing decisions

Diego Lo Giudice November 29, 2012
Agile and Lean transformations depend to a great extent on cultivating a good sourcing ecosystem. The decisions you make around the partners and providers supporting your transformation and projects will be at the core of a successful strategy. But sourcing strategy needs to go beyond just resource or services providers (read outsourcing) and address a […]
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Agile Development Makes Business Technology Come True; It Embodies Business Value In Software

Diego Lo Giudice March 16, 2012
There is no doubt that Agile growth in the market is significant, and the growing daily number of inquiries I’ve been getting on Agile from end user organizations in 2012 gives me the impression that many are moving from tactical to strategic adoption. Why’s that? Many reasons, and you can read about them in our […]
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You Think Changing To Increase Business Agility Is Hard? If IOR Did It, Believe Me: You Can Do It Too

Diego Lo Giudice January 22, 2012
Think of a medieval fortress: It was originally used for a small army, it has walls nine meters thick, and it’s surrounded by buildings hundreds of years old. Upon entering, you are confronted with the concept of eternity. This fortress is located in the smallest state on earth — though it is also perhaps the […]
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Update Your Application Development Sourcing Strategy To Drive Innovation And Differentiation

Diego Lo Giudice August 30, 2011
Since my earlier blog post on optimizing your software development sourcing strategy, we have published a report I co-authored with Mike Gilpin on this same topic: "Update Your Application Development Sourcing Strategy To Drive Innovation and Differentiation." In this report, we explain how: Software development is a key engine for business innovation today. The right […]
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Optimizing Software Development Sourcing To Drive More Customer Value

Diego Lo Giudice August 24, 2011
The past few years haven’t been kind to software developers. Having the equivalent of a US master’s in computer science and having spent the first 20+ years of my professional life developing mission-critical software products and applications, I have had a hard time adjusting to the idea that developing software applications is a cost to […]
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