Gartner Expert

Joachim Herschmann

Sr Director Analyst

Joachim Herschmann is a Senior Director, Analyst on the Application Design and Development team. He helps CIOs, IT and Software Engineering Leaders build their software design, development, and people strategies. He is an expert in the areas of software quality and testing, AI-augmented development and testing technologies and DevOps. Current research focuses on continuous quality and the evolving concept of building digital immunity to improve software quality. He also is the key initiative leader for Software Engineering Technologies, his insights and coverage of these technologies in the enterprise enables clients to make faster and smarter technology decisions.

Previous experience

Mr. Herschmann joined Gartner after years leading Product Management and Product Marketing teams for vendors in the software quality space and working with clients across the globe. He began his career and developed his expertise in various roles including software development, pre-sales, and solutions marketing while working at a number of leading software providers, including Vignette, Segue, Borland and Micro Focus.

Professional background

Micro Focus

Product Director


Director of Product Management


Technical Sales Engineer/Consultant

Areas of coverage

Applications and Software Engineering Leaders

Software Engineering Technologies


Master's degree, Computer Science, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Choosing DevOps toolchain components and building value stream visibility

2Adoption of DevOps practices including CI/CD, TDD, Communities of Practice

3Choosing Software Quality tools and platforms and evolving software quality maturity

4Use of AI in Software Development and Testing

5Elements of the Digital Immune System, e.g. autonomous testing, chaos engineering