Analyst Profile

Joachim Herschmann

Joachim Herschmann

Research Director

3 years at Gartner ,  23 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Joachim Herschmann covers development methodologies and software quality. Mr. Herschmann's primary focus is the adoption of modern software quality best practices, including agile development, and testing methodologies and tools. He is particularly interested in integrated development and test approaches, continuous testing, and performance engineering best practices. His coverage includes how organizations can adopt quality best practices that provide increased value to the business across all phases of the software development life cycle. He also follows emerging and disruptive trends in IT that have an impact on software development and testing, such as mobile, IoT, DevOps and digital business initiatives. Mr. Herschmann provides guidance to senior IT management as well as to IT professionals, and he also works with software and service providers to develop product strategies and positioning guidance.

Areas of Coverage

  • Application Development & Integration

Joachim Herschmann's Recent Gartner Activity

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Previous Experience

Mr. Herschmann has more than 23 years of experience in IT, spending time as a developer, consultant and product manager. He has extensive experience and expertise in the software development and testing disciplines, and he has been a frequent speaker and instructor on these topics for more than a decade. Prior to joining Gartner, he worked at Micro Focus, where he was globally responsible for the company's automated testing offerings. Previously at Borland, he managed a global team of product managers and marketers and was responsible for the company's Life Cycle Quality Management suite of products. Earlier in his career, he was a technical sales engineer and consultant for software testing and quality assurance. He was also a consultant specializing in the implementation, testing and launching of large-scale website projects.

Professional Background

Borland, Director of Product Management, 3 years
Micro Focus, Product Director, 3 years
Segue, Technical Sales Engineer/Consultant, 3 years


Master's degree, Computer Science, University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany