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Leaders Build product strategy around ALM Use Cases Forrester Wave evaluation Leaders IBM, Rally Soft ware, PTC, CollabNet, Microsoft , and Serena Soft ware off er strong solutions for ALM problems that no single point solution could address. Their product strategies focus on such challenges as delivery and the disruptions of Agile adoption, not just throwing new capabilities at the customer. Strong performers and Contenders Find a specific audience Atlassian and Rocket Aldon don’t focus as much on specific use cases that span many ALM activities. Instead, they build tools to address smaller but widespread problems, such as release management and developer collaboration. Meanwhile, HP is expanding its ALM offering beyond Quality Center. ALM is Going Through a period of Redefinition and innovation Hot ALM issues such as DevOps, embedded soft ware, and requirements definition show how the concept of ALM has expanded and changed. During this transition, the seemingly crowded ALM market will benefit from the innovation that comes from a wealth of competing and complementary product offerings.
“Sure, Agile works for small organizations, but we’ve got to organize hundreds (or thousands) of people on four continents and Agile just won’t work for us.” Sound familiar? It does to Rally coaches. It’s something we hear all the time, and yet very large companies—all of whom acknowledge that something is wrong with the “traditional” way of doing things—continue to come to us for help. The challenge we face is not how to create success with their development teams, but how to scale Agile across all teams. This is particularly difficult because we must factor in the many different things done in the organization, including product roadmapping, funding, system architecture, and release planning.
The adoption of trending technologies, such as workforce mobility, are essential to ensuring any modern enterprise remains competitive, profitable, agile and successful in meeting organizational goals. Process and technology changes, however, are rarely adopted without resistance from both users and administrators and can be disruptive to business productivity. IT managers are often caught between the need to meet emerging enterprise requirements and having to address the substantial challenges of implementing change. In this edition of EMA's series of "Change is in Your Hands" white papers, actionable guidance is provided on the best approaches to empowering a mobile workforce while reducing administrative efforts.
Realizing the business value of cloud is one of today's key challenges in enterprise IT. The key strategic capabilities of cloud - agility, resiliency and efficiency -- can only be harnessed if the IT organization possesses the automation, orchestration and integration capabilities required to tie together hardware and software along the lines of business processes. This is a non-trivial challenge as there are many different clouds - private and public - available today, each of which is targeted toward a specific set of use cases. Centrally enforcing compliance, security and cost efficiency to enable the organization to take full advantage of today's world of many clouds requires a service management platform that facilitates policy driven provisioning and management of entire services consisting of application and infrastructure components sourced from multiple clouds. EMA research shows that organizations typically encounter numerous challenges when leveraging cloud. These issues do not emerge on PowerPoint during the cloud vendor's sales presentation, but become evident when the cloud deployment project begins. In addition, most enterprises have much work left to do in terms of data center automation, as well as breaking down technology silos. Cloud platforms must integrate with the existing data center infrastructure, including enterprise applications and data sources, in order to facilitate the generation of true business value.
Few processes are as impactful to business operations as the introduction of technology changes. This is particularly true of trending technologies supporting IT service optimization, cloud computing and workforce mobility, which collectively represent a radical departure from traditional methods of enterprise computing. In this whitepaper learn about these three key trends and technologies, how to be successful in the introduction of new IT services and how to embrace best practices for change adoption to facilitate simplified, reliable and cost-effective implementations.