Rally Named a Leader in Independent Analyst Firm's First ALM Magic Quadrant

Report Recognizes Rally's Agile Leadership Position

Jul 03, 2012, 13:20 ET from Rally Software

BOULDER, Colo., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Rally® is named a leader in Gartner's first ever "Magic Quadrant for Application Life Cycle Management."(1) Gartner positions Rally in the "Leaders" quadrant. The report evaluates 16 ALM providers against 15 key criteria that focus on completeness of vision and ability to execute. 

Gartner Says Cloud and Agile Technologies Are Key Market Drivers for ALM
On Agile, Gartner states:

  • "Driven by cloud and Agile technologies, the ALM market is evolving and expanding."
  • "One key driver for a move to ALM is the move to Agile - in particular, scaling Agile to larger projects and distributed teams."
  • "Of the products in this Magic Quadrant, much of the growth is in the Agile planning category."

On cloud, Gartner states:

  • "The ability to build applications that use cloud technologies and tools that leverage the cloud are critical to improving operational efficiency."
  • "The most common benefits cited for cloud are agility and the ability to use this agility to support business innovation."(2)

Rally Pioneered Agile + Cloud
Rally was first to market in 2004 with a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that scales Agile practices up to effectively manage large, multi-team software programs. Today, companies around the globe rely on Rally's Agile ALM platform to align everyone across an organization with short, efficient delivery cycles that drive innovation and customer satisfaction. Rally's SaaS platform coordinates globally distributed teams to provide everyone with secure access to up-to-date status, progress and quality information that spans the complete lifecycle - from development to portfolio management - from anywhere in the world.

Comments on the news:
"Together, Agile development and cloud computing are the future of software delivery for global organizations wanting to increase business agility, reduce costs and ultimately improve their customer's experience," said Tim Miller, Rally's CEO. "Gartner recognizes Rally's Agile leadership position and predicts that the cloud system infrastructure market will grow by 47.8 percent through 2015.(3) Rally sits squarely at this intersection, enabling software-driven companies to succeed with Agile through a SaaS platform that easily scales to thousands of users," continued Miller.

A complimentary copy of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Lifecycle Management is available on Rally's website.

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About the Magic Quadrant
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About Rally
Rally is a recognized leader in Agile application lifecycle management (ALM). Rally is dedicated to helping organizations embrace Agile development and portfolio management practices that increase the pace of innovation, improve product quality and boost customer satisfaction. The company's experienced services group, including training through Agile University, guides companies through the organizational change for becoming innovative, Agile businesses. Together, Rally's on-demand Agile ALM platform and its leading Kanban-based project collaboration tool, AgileZen, support more than 136,000 users in 116 countries.

(1) Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Life Cycle Management, 5 June 2012

(2) Gartner Case Studies in Cloud Computing, 8 August 2011

(3) User Survey Analysis: Infrastructure as a Service, the 2011 Uptake, 15 December 2011

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