Agile Application Lifecycle Management â€“ Managing Change The globalized business environment struggles to keep up with the cut throat competition and the changing customers demands. To meet these challenging situations, the advent of technology has helped organizations with a number of software, which can be used during the various stages of the product life cycle. With the amount of time and resources a company invests in software development, managing of the risk involved is equally vital. Application Lifecycle management is a process of managing the software application life cycle from development to release. It involves all the practices, processes, roles and deliverables, which needs to controlled and improved with successive iteration of the project life cycle. The process includes issue tracking, handling change management, workflow, source code management, task management, testing and bug tracking, lab management, reporting and analysis. This process also includes development and coding of software, version control practices, software build, quality assurance, approval and deployment as a part of its process completion phases. Also linked to these processes is the requirement management process. The ALM platform assists in creating, updating and resolving reported issues depending on the requirement and includes a central repository for managing all types of content created as well as a system for establishing traceability and management of releases across the platform. The software development methodologies that are based on iterative and incremental development used for collaboration between cross â€“functional teams is called Agile ALM. This helps to promote teamwork and adaptability through out the project life cycle. This also paves way for total management of the production life cycle as it facilitates adoption of beneficial management and engineering practices, keeping in mind the organizational goals. The benefits of a proper ALM solution are error free results, less of repetitive and recurring work in quality analysis, predictable rollouts, more reliable IT infrastructure and an improvement in Total Quality Management. Agile ALM being a cross-platform web-based solution, it combines continuous integration and life cycle management to support the complexity of service-oriented architectures and highly distributed systems. With the customers gaining access to companies core business applications, it is necessary to maintain the customers confidence in the organizations functions. Agile application lifecycle management provides a set of control parameters to accommodate the requirements of any organization. Armed with a consistent set of methods and terminology to migrate, test, approve and install applications irrespective of the technology or the platforms, it also provides a flexible solution to optimize the development environment on based on the requirement of the software development teams. Know more on: ALM Solutions
Published on Oct 12, 2011
Published on Oct 12, 2011
The globalized business environment struggles to keep up with the cut throat competition and the changing customers demands. To meet these c...