This IDC study provides a 2014 vendor share analysis for the worldwide IT project and portfolio management (IT PPM) market, which experienced 4.5% growth in 2014 to reach revenue of $1.1 billion (down slightly from 5.9% growth in 2013). This IT PPM revenue includes key PPM and agile providers. We see agile increasingly as a driver for project management for IT and also for the business. Decision making in brittle financial environments demands effective prioritization, and we saw decent revenue growth from most major and key innovative smaller vendors in 2014, with a few exceptions (and additional market consolidation). More generally, the increasing role and complexity of IT in the enterprise with mobile and social platforms driving growth and the need to better align IT with business needs, corporate governance, and a plethora of regulatory requirements have combined to retain strong ongoing growth for IT PPM as the economy shifts. IDC has also seen increased alignment of IT PPM with mobile; evolving SaaS and cloud strategies from major providers, with rapid uptake of SaaS IT PPM; governance, risk, and compliance (GRC); and application life-cycle management (ALM) and agile. This had impact in 2014, has already have impact in 2015, and will continue to play a role for market growth. IDC's forecasts show higher and continuing growth in the IT PPM segment.
"Global 2000 organizations must evolve agile approaches as they struggle with the ever-greater complexity of IT delivery while seeking to address economic and political volatility. Dynamically shifting technology and business needs change and swirl around these organizations, so the management of human, financial, and other resources is key. In response, as businesses and vendors consolidate offerings and focus their strategy in the wake of acquisitions and as niche players target emerging areas, demand will remain ongoing for IT PPM tools, as larger vendors acquire core technologies to deliver more complete ITLM solutions," says Melinda Ballou, program director, Application Life-Cycle Management and Executive Strategies at IDC. "Smaller vendors will continue to play a key role in product and market innovation, and differentiated IT PPM solutions will come into play in that context as further consolidation occurs with additional acquisitions during the 2016–2019 time frame."
Application Life-Cycle Management , Project and Portfolio Management Solutions