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ALM Software: Unifying the Diversity of Application Lifecycles The economic growth is dependent on the growth of the business environment, which in turn is effected by factors such as customer’s demands, technological innovations, developments and scientific inventions leading to development of new products, service or applications. Nevertheless, irrespective of what the development churns out, all these have its own lifecycle. Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is a continuous process of managing the life of an application through governance, development and maintenance. Technological developments have provided organizations with diversity of ALM tools, which makes Application lifecycle management (ALM) a complicated process. Simplifying the diversity can make ALM implementation a less complicated one. Governance, Development and Operations are the three distinct aspects of ALM. Governance includes all of the decision-making and project management for an application and extends over its entire lifecycle. Development is the process of creating an application and happens to reappear several times in the application’s lifetime as upgrades or new versions. Operation refers to the work required to run and manage an application. To maximize the business value of any software, all the three aspects of ALM need to be considered. The use of right ALM tools would help in integration of requirements management, architecture, and coding, testing, tracking, and release management. However, an ideal situation is one with both horizontal and vertical integration. Though a number of vendors offer tools for integration, the ALM software offered by the industry leader streamlines software delivery and improves quality by understanding risks, costs, and schedules. This software includes tools such as Requirements Management tool with rich text description, ability to import files, versioning, automated graphical process, traceability, proactive and reactive impact analysis. Test Management tool to manage individual Test cases or a collection of them Issues Management tool has a visual task based workflow process engine ready to tackle issues of widely distributed team. Risk Management tool Release Management tool facilitating release planning and scheduling Project Management All these tools working together in an integrated format provide unprecedented advantage for the client organization. Further being a web-based application, this can be accessed from anywhere and the client organization can make use of the ALM solution from requirements capture to product release. The proponents of this solution claim that not only can the ALM software integrate with various other development tools, but also facilitates QA, Development and Project Management teams collaborate together through its Quality Center Adapters

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ALM Software: Unifying the Diversity of Application Lifecycles  

The economic growth is dependent on the growth of the business environment, which in turn is effected by factors such as customer’s demands,...

ALM Software: Unifying the Diversity of Application Lifecycles  

The economic growth is dependent on the growth of the business environment, which in turn is effected by factors such as customer’s demands,...

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