Trends Report

ALM 2.0: Getting Closer, But Not There Yet

June 19th, 2008
With contributors:
Mike Gilpin , David D'Silva


The term ALM 2.0, which Forrester coined in 2006, refers to the next generation of tool support for application life-cycle management (ALM). In the past two years, vendors have made progress in moving from ALM 1.0 to ALM 2.0, but no vendor has yet developed a solution that meets Forrester's five criteria for an ALM 2.0 solution. Offerings on the market today fall in between ALM 1.0 and 2.0. As a result, full adoption of ALM as a discipline is out of reach for the majority of application development organizations.

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