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About the Author
Liz Barnett is the Principal Analyst at EZ Insight, Inc., an analyst and consulting
firm focused on global software development issues and technologies, founded in
2005. In 2006, she also launched the Agile Journal, an online publication providing
in-depth analyses and case studies for Agile developers and managers, and was
Editor in Chief for its first two years. Previously, Liz spent 10 years as a Vice
President and Research Analyst at Forrester Research, joining Forrester as a result
of its acquisition of Giga Information Group. Liz has held management positions
at Accenture, PepsiCo, Atelier Research, and New Science Associates (subsequently
acquired by Gartner Inc.). Liz earned her B.S. in operations research and industrial
engineering at Cornell University.
This report is the result of research underwritten by IBM and developed by EZ
Insight, Inc. The analyses and findings are derived from EZ Insight s independent
2008 EZ Insight, Inc. All rights reserved.