IDC Introduces Agile Value Management Consulting Service to Optimize Development Efforts and More Effectively Measure Team Productivity

New offering helps organizations gain predictability, control, and visibility into high profile Agile projects to improve cost, quality, and performance

NEEDHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AVM–International Data Corporation (IDC) today unveiled Agile Value Management (AVM) consulting service as part of the IDC Metri product portfolio. The service is designed to bring standardized, repeatable methods of measuring software quality and team output to all Agile-enabled organizations. IDC’s unique approach of implementing standard units of measure to manage Agile team value solves a global industry challenge, helping organizations gain predictability, control, and visibility into high profile Agile projects. To support this new offering, IDC published several complementary resources to offer practical advice and share data-driven insights to maximize investments in Agile development efforts. To learn more about the IDC Metri product portfolio, visit

IDC Agile Value Management (AVM) Consulting Service

Many organizations report significant challenges with Agile development including cost and time forecasting, project visibility, predictability, and quality. Agile’s fluid and responsive development approach makes it difficult to systematize and aggregate the information that management needs to effectively assess the business value performance of the teams.

IDC asserts that standardized metrics combined with code review are the solution to this common challenge. When teams are assessed in an objective, repeatable, consistent, and auditable manner, standardized value metrics like Productivity, Cost Efficiency, Delivery Speed, and Quality can be measured, compared, and used for decision making and course correction. AVM allows for accurate and fact-based insights into development and better management to drive business results. To learn more about IDC’s AVM solution, visit

IDC AVM Resources:

Customer Study: Insurance Company Improves Their Performance and Application Output

Blog: How Agile Development Teams Can Resolve Agile Measurement Challenges with Function Point Analysis

eBook: The Complete Guide to Team Performance Management in Agile Organizations

Webinar: Agile Value Management: How Can You Manage What You Can’t Measure

Checklist: 7 Guidelines to Effectively Manage Your Agile Development Teams

“Time and time again, we see organizations struggling to better manage Agile and optimize development efforts to support rapid digital transformation. AVM was purpose built to address this growing organizational priority and deliver the essential metrics customers need to make Agile more measurable and deliver true business value,” said Kevin Prouty, group vice president at IDC. “We will continue to deliver practical, fact-based insights and unmatched consulting services based on industry best practices, to provide end-to-end support to our customers – the organizations building the Future Enterprise.”

To learn more about the IDC Metri product portfolio, please visit To schedule a one-on-one interview with any of the IDC analysts, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,200 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology, IT benchmarking and sourcing, and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC’s analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading tech media, data, and marketing services company. To learn more about IDC, please visit Follow IDC on Twitter at @IDC and LinkedIn. Subscribe to the IDC Blog for industry news and insights.


Sarah Murray

Attune Communications


Christina Tramontozzi