Gartner Research

Market Profile: Application Life Cycle Management (ALM) Tools, 2012

Published: 06 March 2012

ID: G00227103

Analyst(s): Sean Kenefick


Software development teams have long sought the grand unification of the differing development disciplines. Application life cycle management (ALM) tools deliver software development life cycle (SDLC) discipline integration in combination with workflow, tracing and reporting functionality. This market profile examines ALM tool offerings and identifies the trends shaping the emerging marketplace.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings

Gartner's Opinion

Market Landscape

  • Market Definition
    • Vendor Landscape
    • Related and Adjacent Markets
  • Market Segmentation
    • Integration Model
    • Solution Scope
    • Industry Focus
    • License Models

Market Dynamics

  • Market Drivers
    • Increased Complexity of Development
    • Open-Source SDLC Tool Adoption
    • Unsatisfied Business Analysts
    • Aging SDLC Infrastructure
  • Technology Trends
    • Automation
    • Collaborative Features
    • Integration Standards
  • Vendor Trends
    • Targeting New Users
    • Widening Integrations for Open-Source and Best-of-Breed Tools
    • Offering Deeper Methodology Support
    • Focusing on Software Quality
    • Providing Hosted ALM Solutions
    • Offering Freemium Tools
  • Futures
    • ALM Tool Functionality
    • Hosted ALM Applications
    • Expansion Into Release Management
    • Further Consolidation of the Market

Further Information


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