Development Trends Reshaping Solution Selection


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During this QuickCast, Senior Analyst Chris Rommel reviews key findings from VDC's 2010 Software & System Lifecycle Management service. Download this QuickCast and learn about: The impact of outsourcing on projects, how solution selection is affected by the growing adherence standards and requirements and how the size of engineering organizations impacts tooling strategies and methodologies.

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Development Trends Reshaping Solution Selection

  1. 1. Embedded Software & Tools Practice Steve Balacco – Practice Director Christopher Rommel – Senior Analyst Jared Weiner – Analyst WEBCAST Development Trends Reshaping Solution Selection JULY 2011 VDC’s Software & System Lifecycle Management Service in Review © 2011 VDC Research Webcast Embedded Software &
  2. 2. Recording Available A full audio recording is available for download at: © 2011 VDC Research Webcast Embedded Software &
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  6. 6. Today’s Speaker Chris Rommel Senior Analyst, Embedded Software & Tools Practice At VDC, Chris is responsible for market analyses and data collection on multiple projects and topics within VDC’s Embedded Software Market Intelligence Program including developer trends and requirements, market sizes, and key technical requirements. Chris has authored numerous market research studies on Linux, multicore components and tools, embedded/real- time and mobile operating systems, software development tools, and software and system lifecycle management tools, including software and system modeling tools, automated test and verification tools, requirements management tools, and source/change/configuration management tools. Chris is a graduate of Brown University.For complimentary insights and marketing data: © 2011 VDC Research Webcast Embedded Software & Tools
  7. 7. Connectivity Redefining Development Requirements & Service Models Inclusion of Web Component (e.g., UI, or Web Services) in Current Embedded Project &  Over 50% of embedded engineers expect Expected on a Similar Project in Two Years their projects to require some form of (Percent of Respondents) web connectivity within the next two 7.4% years 39.2%  New component requirements and processing choices 53.4%  Device and IT system requirements are Yes no longer discrete Don’t know  Interconnectivity also redefining product No delivery models o Allowing for efficient resource partitioning 20.0% o Creating demand for hosted services and real-time, ubiquitous tool access 50.8% 29.2% © 2011 VDC Research Webcast Embedded Software &
  8. 8. Security Standards Exerting Greater Influence on Dev Requirements Factors Driving Security Considerations for Application Security  Evolution of enterprise, personal, (Percent of Respondents) and embedded devices has increased risk of security threats  This interconnectivity and the 62.4% related threats are underscoring theFor web application security (issues like SQL Injection and XSS) 28.6% growing need for collaboration between R&D and IT departments 50.3% For other security (C/C++ code bases with issues like buffer overflow) 49.3%  Historically, security has not been a 14.9% paramount concern in most For compliance requirements (e.g.,PCI, OWASP Top 10, SANS Top 25, 11.8% embedded verticals Government, Other) For other reasons 3.3%  Now, there is a growing dissonance 8.7% (and competition) for which supply 8.8% chain or solution suppliers own the Not important 23.9% duty of care – and opportunity – to address these challenges 0% 25% 50% 75% Enterprise/IT Embedded © 2011 VDC Research Webcast Embedded Software & Tools
  9. 9. Outsourcing & Globally Distributed Teams Impacting Project Choices Rate of Outsourcing in Current Projects (Percent of Respondents)  Development organizations continue to seek out lower cost labor markets Embedded Enterprise/IT 4.7% 4.2%  Specialization and separation of Outsourcing tasks makes embedded market strong candidate for sustained Not 48.6% outsourcing 33.6% increase in outsourcing and 46.7% Dont know or 62.1% distributed teams N/A  However, outsourcing/distributed engineering can: o Raise quality concerns Respondents who Report the Majority of their Project o Cause difficulty in Team based out of their Location articulating/interpreting requirements (Percent of Respondents) o Increase need for automation/lifecycle management tools Aggregate Embedded Enterprise/IT 86.1% 86.5% 86.6% © 2011 VDC Research Webcast Embedded Software &
  10. 10. Company Size Impacting Tooling, Methodology Strategies Factors to which Engineers Organizations Link Use of Agile Methods in Current Project & Adoption System Requirements, Segmented by Rate for Future Projects, Segmented by Team Size Engineering Organization Size (Percent and Average of Respondents) (Percent of Respondents) 70.3% 65.4% 62.5% 70% Test cases 56.5% 48.2% 48.5% Source code 34.7% 50% 25.9% Models 30%A change set/ impact analysis 10% Other <10 10 - 19 20 - 49 ≥50 -10% Dont know or N/A -30% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% -50% Current Project, Embedded Current Project, Enterprise/IT >200 50 - 199 10 - 49 <10 Expected Change, Embedded Expected Change, Enterprise/IT Level of Investigation into Enhancement of Use of Agile Methods in Current Project & Adoption Rate Integrations Between SW/Sys Dev. with for Future Projects, Segmented by Eng. Org. Size Mechanical Engineering/PLM, Segmented by (Percent and Average of Respondents) Engineering Organization Size 68.4% 60.5% 60.0% 70% (Percent of Respondents) 50% 47.4% 37.9% 50% 40% 29.5% 32.7% 27.0% 30% 30% 10% 20% <10 10 - 49 50 - 199 ≥200 -10% 10% -30% 0% None Planned but Some initial Extensive Dont know -50% planned no formal investigation research investigation and Current Project, Embedded Current Project, Enterprise/IT performed evaluations Expected Change, Embedded Expected Change, Enterprise/IT © 2011 VDC Research Webcast Embedded Software &
  11. 11. Growing Alignment to Standards Reshaping Solution Selection Alignment to Standard(s) for Current Project Development  Increasing value of SW leading to (Percent of Respondents) expanding liabilities from defects 80% 72.5%  Use of standards expanding from 60% safety-critical markets 50.0% 40% 20%  Alignment with standards impacting development processes and tool 0% selection Process Standard Coding Standard Did Process or Coding Standards Impact the Selection of Tools Used on Current Project? (Percent of Tool Users Indicating Yes) 57.4% 50.4% 50.0% 43.0% 38.2% 37.5% 40.0% 36.2% 40.0% 35.0% 34.1% 32.6% 25.0% 24.4% Embedded 18.5% 12.1% IT © 2011 VDC Research Webcast Embedded Software &
  12. 12. Software & System Lifecycle Management Research ScheduleSoftware & System Lifecycle Management Tools Market Intelligence Service: All research published and available now o Software & System Modeling Tools o Automated Test & Verification Tools o Requirements Management Tools o Source/Change/Configuration Management Tools o Engineering Design Methodologies, Processes, & StandardsCurrently scoping 2011 Software and System Lifecycle Management Service New topics under consideration include: o Agile in Enterprise and Embedded Systems o SSLM and PLM Integration © 2011 VDC Research Webcast Embedded Software & Tools
  13. 13. Thank You for Attending this VDC WebcastFor more information please contact: Stephen Balacco – Practice Director | 508.653.9000 x124 Christopher Rommel– Senior Analyst | 508.653.9000 x123 Jared Weiner – Analyst | 508.653.9000 x127For complimentary insights and marketing data: © 2011 VDC Research Webcast Embedded Software & Tools