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Vendor Landscape: Agile ALM
ALMs for the poor, and for the rich.
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Last Revised: February 22, 2012
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What is a shortlist?
A shortlist is a personalized list of vendors based on the criteria you define. Your shortlist offers more information about vendor's strengths, weaknesses, price-points, etc, and ranks them according to your needs.
What is a Value Score?
The Value Score indexes each vendor’s product offering and business strength relative to their price point. It does not indicate vendor ranking.
Vendors that score high offer more bang for the buck (e.g. features, usability, stability, etc.) than the average vendor, while the inverse is true for those that score lower.
Price-conscious enterprises may wish to give the Value Score more consideration than those who are more focused on specific vendor/product attributes.
- Development methodologies and environments have proliferated, increasing complexity for the manager who needs to manage Agile development with an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tool.
- Code bases continue to increase in size, necessitating an integrated ALM tool that can manage all phases of development.
- The cost of ALM licenses puts pressure on the budget-conscious IT leader.
- Premium offerings give the ability to customize process. Evaluate your need for, and the cost of, process customization before you make your purchase.
- Premium products support development across the growing range of platforms and development methodologies. Assess your present and future platform needs.
- A number of new vendors have entered the market in the last few years. Niche offerings can serve your needs at a fraction of the cost of a premium tool.
Impact and Result
- Choose the right range of features for your development scenario.
- Find an integrated solution that will reduce your development costs.
Get to Action
Assess Agile ALM vendor feature sets and viability
Determine which vendors best suit your Agile ALM needs.
Use your requirements to set evaluation priorities
Develop a custom shortlist based on Agile ALM criteria most important to your organization.