Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools

Gartner Cites GitLab as a Visionary in MQ for EAPT

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GitLab and the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools (EAPT) 2019*

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Gartner EAPT MQ 2019

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Gartner's key takeaways on the EAPT market at the time of publication:

According to Gartner's definition of the EAPT market and specifically this report, "This Magic Quadrant evaluates vendors of tools focused on the development of software through the use of agile methodologies. Overall, we see several trends driving procurement decisions for these tools:

  • This Magic Quadrant evaluates vendors of tools focused on the development of software through the use of agile methodologies. Overall, we see several trends driving procurement decisions for these tools:
  • Experience with enterprise agile frameworks such as the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS), Disciplined Agile (DA), Nexus and Scrum at Scale is growing.
  • Clients with a legacy mix of tools are examining their tool strategies with a view to managing licensing, controlling costs, and creating a well-integrated toolset that meets the needs of teams and leaders alike.
  • Public sector and regulated industries, many of which have lagged behind in terms of agile adoption, are showing increased interest in developing enterprise-scale agile capabilities.
  • The increasing use of DevOps and its extension into the business means that parallel strategic commitments to agile development and governance are required.
  • The drive to provide continuous value has led enterprises to shift from a project-based software delivery approach to one that treats applications as products. The corresponding shift to product management places new demands on EAP tools."

Additionally, Gartner makes specific observations about the evolution and adoption of agile development methodologies, "Agile development methodologies are highly accelerated, iterative development processes. They create a need for tools that support:

  • Monthly, weekly and even daily deliverables based on business outcomes
  • Increased visibility into the flow of work
  • Requirements captured in epics, features, user stories and tasks
  • Collaborative and shift-left practices such as test-driven development and acceptance test automation"

Gartner's observations about GitLab

In this report, GitLab is recognized as a “visionary." According to Gartner, "Visionaries have an established customer base, but they may encounter execution challenges as they both continue to grow and develop products with an ambitious vision." Additionally, Gartner adds "They will be attractive to organizations with mature enterprise agile practices who are looking to use agile as part of their digital business strategy."

The GitLab Enterprise Agile Planning vision

At GitLab, we believe in a world where everyone can contribute, and we're building agile planning capabilities into Gitlab so that developers, product managers, security, ops, and business leaders can collaborate, contribute, and deliver value for their users. Specifically, we aim to enable all people in any size organization to:

  • Contribute and Innovate on new ideas.
  • Organize those ideas into transparent, multi-level work breakdown plans that cut across departments.
  • Track the execution of these plans, adjusting them along the way as needed.
  • Collaborate with team members, internal and external stakeholders, and executive sponsors, using the same set of single-source-of-truth artifacts in a single application.
  • Measure the efficacy of the entire process, characterizing the flows with value streams, thus providing actionable insight for continuous improvement.

Regardless of your agile methodology (Kanban, Scrum, or SAFe), GitLab's flexible and powerful approach to agile planning can support your needs. Join us and contribute to our Agile Planning vision.

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Gartner, Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools, 18 April 2019, Keith Mann, Mike West, Thomas Murphy, Nathan Wilson