TECH BUYER Dec 2019 - IDC MarketScape - Doc # US44483519

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide IT Project and Portfolio Management 2019–2020 Vendor Assessment — Coordinating Adaptive DevOps for Digital Innovation

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


This IDC study uses the IDC MarketScape vendor assessment model to evaluate the 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, 5,000–10,000+ user deployments. In addition, we are seeing the coupling of agile processes and end-to-end DevOps application life-cycle management capabilities and strong analytics and data leverage with evolving machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) for IT PPM. These emerging capabilities help support actionable metrics, iterative processes, and growing demand for complex, multimodal deployments and DevOps, from cloud to mobile and embedded and IoT. 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 for the 16 vendors assessed. This analysis complements the IDC MarketScape evaluations with forthcoming assessments for agile PPM, cloud PPM, and work management, which enable three additional weighted IDC MarketScape views (for a total of four distinct IDC MarketScape PPM vendor evaluations).

"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 and especially complex DevOps initiatives," said Melinda Ballou, research director for IDC's Agile ALM, Quality and Portfolio Strategies service. "Complementing these capabilities, we observe a need for a collaborative, intuitive on-ramp on the one hand, and coordinated hybrid and scaled agile with end-to-end DevOps approaches with IT PPM helping focus teams with targeted execution, cutting delays to benefit, and improving metrics and analytics with evolving ML/AI capabilities on the other. 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 IDC MarketScape series for PPM. 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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