BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rally® is named a Leader in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) by independent research firm Forrester Research, Inc. In its report, "The Forrester Wave: Application Life-Cycle Management, Q4 2012," Forrester researched, analyzed, and scored 9 ALM providers against 116 criteria.
"Rally's leadership rests with its breadth and depth of capabilities for Agile teams, combined with a strong and focused corporate strategy," states the report.
Agile and Lean are "critical tests of ALM vendor's offering"
"Tools or techniques that impose an assembly line model will fail," says Forrester. "Application development and delivery still need management, but the tools of management must fit the nature of creative and collaborative work."
"We treat Agile and Lean as a critical test of an ALM vendor's offering," says Forrester.
"Rally Software continues its leadership in Agile/Lean"
Forrester gave Rally the highest possible score (5 out of 5) for its administration, integration and customization, corporate strategy, commitment, support services, channel partnerships, and global presence.
"Rally's focus on Agile and Lean ... has led the company to build top-notch planning capabilities into its tools," continues the report.
"To us, Forrester's evaluation confirms our unique ability to help software-driven companies succeed with Agile and Lean," says Rally's CEO Tim Miller. "We've expanded our ALM platform from being the source of record for software development teams to connecting your company's development execution and business strategy to steer the entire portfolio in the right direction."
A complimentary copy of The Forrester Wave™: Application Life-Cycle Management, Q4 2012 is available on Rally's web site at http://www.rallydev.com/agile-leader.
Rally Software is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions for managing Agile software development. The Rally Agile application lifecycle management (ALM) platform transforms the way organizations manage the software development lifecycle by closely aligning software development and strategic business objectives, facilitating collaboration, increasing transparency and automating manual processes. Companies use Rally to accelerate the pace of innovation, improve productivity and more effectively adapt to rapidly changing customer needs and competitive dynamics. Rally supports 144,000 paid users and more than 1,000 customers, including 35 of the Fortune 100 companies.
1 The Forrester Wave™: Application Life-Cycle Management, Q4 2012, October 2012
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