Gartner Expert

Sean Kenefick

VP Analyst

Sean Kenefick covers many aspects of application platform strategies, including the software development life cycle (SDLC), development methodologies (such as agile), software and mobile device testing, build and application life cycle management (ALM/ADLM) tools, build and deployment automation tools, development environment management tools such as Docker and Vagrant, DevOps practices (such as continuous delivery), and open-source software development tools.

Previous experience

Prior to joining Gartner's IT1 team, Mr. Kenefick covered the gamut of roles in the SDLC, including development, release/build management, documentation, quality and project management. In addition, he has managed IT help desk and technical support groups and has overseen IT operations and budgets. He is an open-source contributor and continues to develop using languages such as C++, Java, PHP and Python.

Apress published Mr. Kenefick's book "Real World Software Configuration Management" in 2003.

Professional background

Motiva Software

Development Manager


Director of Change and Quality

cmReady Systems

Senior Consultant

Areas of coverage

Application Development for Technical Professionals

Application Architecture and Integration for Technical Professionals


B.A., Writing, University of California at San Diego

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Open source software development tools

2Custom software testing

3Software development tools

4Test data management


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