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Feb 2016 - IDC MarketScape - Doc # US40473615

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise IT PPM 2016 Vendor Assessment — Enabling Business Execution and Optimization

By: Melinda-Carol BallouResearch Director, Agile ALM, Quality & Portfolio Strategies


This IDC study uses the IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model to evaluate the enterprise IT project and portfolio management (IT PPM) market. This research enables analysis of quantitative and qualitative characteristics to provide metrics and context for users evaluating solutions in this area and also to help analyze a vendor's current comparative success in the marketplace and to anticipate vendor evolution. Main user focus areas for this market include broad, functionally deep enterprise IT PPM functionality, with established, significant numbers of high-end, 5–10,000+ user deployments. In addition, we are seeing the coupling of agile processes and partial and/or end-to-end application life-cycle management capabilities and strong analytics for enterprise IT PPM automation. These emerging capabilities help support iterative processes and growing demand for complex, multimodal deployments and DevOps, from cloud to mobile and embedded and the emerging systems of systems markets. Metrics with analytics based on this data can help provide visibility to understand and improve internal and external services execution on IT projects, programs, and portfolios. Also included are in-depth vendor profiles with user reference summaries for the 14 vendors assessed. This analysis complements the IDC MarketScape evaluations for PPM SaaS published already, and forthcoming assessments for agile PPM and IT financial management, which enable three additional weighted IDC MarketScape views (for a total of four distinct IDC MarketScape PPM vendor evaluations). The IDC MarketScape for cloud PPM includes assessment of multitenant and single-tenant PPM SaaS offerings, with intuitive, configurable product capability playing a role in adoption. Agile PPM includes assessment of agile-specific functionality within a PPM context, such as agile processes, and agile-specific functionality (work in progress, burndown charts, backlog, agile metrics, etc.) and agile frameworks. The IDC MarketScape for IT financial management evaluates visibility, management, analytics, and coordination with end-to-end costing and value for IT projects, programs, and portfolios.

"IDC continues to see adoption of enterprise IT PPM solutions for deep functionality and management of multifaceted, distributed IT projects, programs, and portfolios via automation to enable complex sourcing and dynamically changing initiatives," said Melinda Ballou, program director for IDC's Application Life-Cycle Management and Executive Strategies service. "Complementing these capabilities, increasingly, we observe coordinated agile and application life-cycle management approaches with IT PPM, helping focus teams with targeted execution, cutting delays to benefit, and improving metrics. It is in part due to these trends that IDC has chosen to prioritize this area as one of several areas of focus for our PPM IDC MarketScape research. Leverage of the cloud to facilitate the handoff from project inception to execution development to deployment (as well as DevOps for IT software project portfolios) also brings key benefits."



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