Forrester Research, Inc., 60 Acorn park Drive, cambridge, mA 02140 UsATel: +1 617.613.6000 | Fax: +1 617.613.5000 | www.forrester.comThe Forrester Wave™: Application Life-Cycle Management, Q4 2012by Tom Grant, ph.D., October 23, 2012FOR: ApplicationDevelopment& DeliveryprofessionalsKey TaKeaWaysLeaders Build product strategy around aLM Use CasesForrester Wave evaluation Leaders IBM, Rally Software, PTC, CollabNet, Microsoft,and Serena Software offer strong solutions for ALM problems that no singlepoint solution could address. Their product strategies focus on such challenges asdelivery and the disruptions of Agile adoption, not just throwing new capabilities atthe customer.strong performers and Contenders Find a specific audienceAtlassian and Rocket Aldon don’t focus as much on specific use cases that spanmany ALM activities. Instead, they build tools to address smaller but widespreadproblems, such as release management and developer collaboration. Meanwhile,HP is expanding its ALM offering beyond Quality Center.aLM is Going Through a period of Redefinition and innovationHot ALM issues such as DevOps, embedded software, and requirements definitionshow how the concept of ALM has expanded and changed. During this transition,the seemingly crowded ALM market will benefit from the innovation that comesfrom a wealth of competing and complementary product offerings.
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