REPORT – Agile Development Management Tools (Forrester Q2 2010)

Executive Summary

In Forrester’s evaluation of Agile development management (ADM) tool vendors, we found that IBM and MKS led the pack with the best overall current feature sets.  Atlassian, CollabNet, and Microsoft are also Leaders with capable products and aggressive strategies that will result in significant product improvements in 2010 and beyond. Rally Software Development is also a category Leader; it offers the best current balance of product capability and strategic outlook. HP, Serena Software, and VersionOne are Strong Performers offering competitive options. In the case of HP and Serena, their products are new introductions to the market and should improve as the vendors mature and gain customers. VersionOne is a stalwart in the Agile space that offers excellent planning capabilities but is less flexible than other products when it comes to reporting and integration with application life-cycle management (ALM) tools. And while the solution recently acquired by Micro Focus appeals to client-server and legacy developers, Micro Focus must clarify its future strategy for ADM before it can move into a
leadership position.

Table of Contents

  • Agile Development Is Rapidly Becoming The Norm
  • Agile Development Management Tools
  • Evaluation Overview
  • The Forrester ADM Wave Reveals Leaders And
  • Strong Performers
  • Vendor Profiles
  • Supplemental Material

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