XebiaLabs Welcomes Nicole Forsgren, DevOps Measurement Expert

| August 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Implementing DevOps effectively has become one of the most impactful IT initiatives a large enterprise can do. Delivering a better customer experience through software, while cutting expensive and brittle manual processes from your application releases, has made XebiaLabs an industry leader. However, outside of our clients, we see more than 50% of companies struggle to measure the ROI from even basic DevOps initiatives.* Changing that requires metrics—measuring your DevOps value stream so you can fully capitalize on your software delivery pipeline. The trick is figuring out where to start.

That’s why I’m thrilled to welcome Dr. Nicole Forsgren as Strategic Advisor to the XebiaLabs board of directors. As CEO and Chief Scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA), Nicole has worked with thousands of high-performing enterprises, measuring exactly how they’ve succeeded in using DevOps to drive the profitability of their application development and delivery. An IT impacts expert, she has served as the lead investigator on the largest DevOps studies to date, working alongside other DevOps thought leaders, like Gene Kim and Jez Humble.

We’ve had the pleasure of working with Nicole in the past, most recently on a joint webinar on measuring DevOps success (a must see for getting started with DevOps metrics). In her new, advisory role, Nicole will offer invaluable input on how complex enterprises can use metrics to streamline, scale, and accelerate time to value of their delivery process. Nicole’s expertise will be critical in helping us further solidify our position as the standard bearer of Enterprise DevOps Platforms.

Welcome to XebiaLabs, Nicole. We’re excited to have you on board!

About Nicole Forsgren

Dr. Nicole Forsgren is CEO and Chief Scientist at DORA. She also serves as a consultant, expert and researcher in knowledge management and IT adoption and impacts. Nicole has been awarded public and private research grants from organizations, including NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF), and her work has been featured in top-tier media outlets such as the Wall Street Journal and Forbes.

*Source: Forrester and Blueprint Software

Watch Now

The Forgotten Secret to DevOps Success: Measurement

XebiaLabs and DevOps measurement expert, Dr. Nicole Forsgren, discuss the key outcomes that every enterprise organization should measure, and why they are important in driving value.


Derek Langone

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As CEO of XebiaLabs, Derek Langone brings over 20 years of experience in IT leadership roles. He is responsible for setting the company’s vision, executing on its strategy, and driving its growth to become a recognized market leader in the Enterprise DevOps space. Before joining XebiaLabs, Derek served as EVP of Sales at Telerik through their acquisition by Progress Software, President of SmartBear Software, and VP of Sales at IMCEDA, now Quest Software.