your technology should make an impact

NEW! I am happy to announce my book Accelerate: The Science of DevOps - Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations, coauthored with Jez Humble and Gene Kim, is on Amazon now. Check it out here

I am an IT impacts expert who shows leaders and tech professionals how to unlock the potential of technology change. Best known for my work measuring the technology process and as the lead investigator of the largest DevOps studies to date, I am a consultant, expert, and researcher in DevOps, IT adoption and impacts, and knowledge management. I am the co-founder, CEO and Chief Scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA), a venture with Gene Kim and Jez Humble. I am a member of ACM Queue's Editorial Board and am an Academic Partner at Clemson University and Florida International University. In a previous life, I was a professor, sysadmin, software engineer, and hardware performance analyst.

I hold a PhD in Management Information Systems and a Masters in Accounting. I have published several peer-reviewed journal papers and have been awarded public and private research grants (funders include NASA and the NSF), and my work has been featured in various media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, ComputerWorld, and InfoWeek. I have been named a Top 10 Thought Leader and renowned expert in DevOps, and I advise companies, execs, and investors regularly. You can read Gartner's take on my move from academia to bring science to the tech industry here

Photo credits (unless stated otherwise): D'Arcy Benincosa

Consulting

I am available for limited engagements, which can include private speaking engagements, interactive workshops, and data advising services.

I am available in full day or multi-day sessions, or on retainer as an advisor. 

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speaking

I speak at several tech and business conferences around the world each year, with audiences ranging from keynotes delivered to a few thousand to breakout talks with a few dozen. 

Example talks and some reactions are available here

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REsearch

In the course of my work, I conduct and publish academic research. I have published several peer-review journal and conference articles, appearing in outlets like Communications of the AIS, Journal of Learning Sciences, Journal of Computational Statistics, and IBM Journal of Research and Development. More information is available here

assess and benchmark your capabilities to improve IT and organization performance

Do you need help assessing technical and agile capabilities, or prioritizing capability development and resource allocation in your technology transformation? Together with industry experts Gene Kim and Jez Humble, I am a co-founder of DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA). We offer an assessment, benchmarking and prioritization tool to give you real insight into your technology journey. This is based on tens of thousands of data points from technology companies around the world, allowing us to understand what capabilities really drive IT and organizational performance. See more at devops-research.com or contact me to learn more.  

contact me

 

INTERESTED IN WORKING TOGETHER?

For inquiries and details about speaking and consulting engagements, you can reach me directly at nicolefv@gmail.com or on twitter at @nicolefv. 

I am happy to provide a current CV, resume, headshot, or bio upon request. I can also be found on LinkedInResearchGate, and GoogleScholar

 

bio

 
 

If you need a bio for me: 

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Dr. Nicole Forsgren is CEO and Chief Scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) and co-author of the book Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps. She is best known as lead investigator on the largest DevOps studies to date. She has been a professor, performance engineer and sysadmin. Her work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. 

 

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Dr. Nicole Forsgren is Co-founder, CEO and Chief Scientist at DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) and co-author of the book Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps. She is best known for her work measuring the technology process and as the lead investigator on the largest DevOps studies to date. She has been a professor, sysadmin, and performance engineer. Nicole’s work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals. Nicole earned her PhD in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona, and is a Research Affiliate at Clemson University and Florida International University.