Worldwide Requirements Visualization, Definition, and Management Forecast, 2016–2019
This IDC study provides a 2016–2019 forecast for the worldwide requirements visualization, definition, and management market."Exponential pressure to create mobile and other applications in highly compressed time frames in 2014–2015 moving into 2016 resulted in demand for requirements visualization, definition, and management solutions and will continue to do so throughout the forecast period. This trend is being driven by customer need for innovative approaches to design and offerings from both small third-party and larger providers," says Melinda Ballou, program director for Application Life-Cycle Management at IDC. "We predict uptake and strong additional growth later in the forecast period as the need for requirements and improved software development team productivity with complex sourcing pushes user demand and as SaaS and ALM in the cloud options evolve. Coordination across life-cycle phases to target testing, change management, and IT project and portfolio management (IT PPM) is continuing to emerge, and leverage of requirements in product life cycle and embedded software and systems engineering environments will also be a key driver. Creating software to target systems of systems and Internet of Things (IoT) will drive product evolution and growth moving into the 2016–2018 time frame."