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2013 “ALM” MQ

by Thomas Murphy  |  May 15, 2013  |  Submit a Comment

We’ve begun work on the update to the Magic Quadrant for ALM.  We are subtly shifting our terminology for the market from Application Lifecycle Management to Application Development Lifecycle Management.  We feel this is a more accurate depiction of what the tools in this space are focused on.

Participants this year all have at least 200 active customer installations, $5M per year in revenue.  These vendors are also actively brought up by our clients on calls and thus have created some recognition at the enterprise level.  There are many other products in the market that are effective for specific roles or at the project level, our goal is to look at tools that are effective at scale and most of the vendors being covered have installations with 1000 or more users.

We will be using the same criteria as the prior edition of the MQ.  We will however, have an additional use case for product development which supports the 2011 Maverick research by Matt Hotle on the shift from Projects to Products

We will also update several surrounding documents and are working on pieces around the market sub-segments.


Thomas E. Murphy
Research Director
15 years at Gartner
33 years IT industry

Thomas Murphy is a research director with Gartner, where he is part of the Application Strategies and Governance group. Mr. Murphy has more than 33 years of experience in IT as a developer, product manager, technical editor and industry analyst. Read Full Bio

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