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How to get the best out of your ALM tool ? Every enterprise needs an ITSM solution that can provide the best technology vale proposition irrespective of the needs of the specific application. You can get the best of your Application Lifecycle Management tool if you opt for the right kind of tool in the first place. Here’s a check list of what an ALM tool needs to be equipped with to provide your enterprise the best. Firstly ensure that your set of integration tools especially your ALM tool is a purely web based architecture that can effortlessly support multiple major browsers with no requirement of side software installations etc. It should be a tool that is armed with drag and drop codeless configurable entities that allows for easy configurations for desired applications. This feature makes it a feasible and flexible long term investment with very high ROI. It should be a task based tool that has process capabilities that can be added to any application The ALM tool should facilitate for easy integration for any third party tool or software via thin adaptors that can easily allow for bidirectional data transfer between the tool and the 3rd party software. This ensures that all of this is done in a single repository to enable best technical, management or reporting abilities. The ALM tool should be able to offer optimized interconnectivity and data transferability for optimized point integrations. An enterprise would do well to engage such a tool that can offer maximized integrations and ensure significant savings in both development and maintenance costs for upgrades for new version of tools. Opting for a tool that is easily open for open to any type of software from any vendor including home grown tools or data bases for integrations can be a definite advantage to an enterprise. If the ALM tool comes with a “Tools Class API” it can easily integrate with other tools relatively easy once the APIs for other tools are available, making it quite an advantage for the enterprise. Also the tool should be able to improve upon the capabilities of other tools using its own built in tools that may not have a process engine. The tool should be able to ably fill in the gaps that may arise from point tools In today’s multi locations as well as outsourced development environment, enterprises realize that it is important that an Application Lifecycle Management tool especially a requirements management tool if based in Boston should be able to communicate with a Test tool based in Bangalore with ease, therefore enterprises need to ensure they get the best from their ALM tool. Hopefully the aforementioned check-list can help you choose the best integrated ALM tool solution available for your enterprise. Learn more about :- requirements management & software development life cycle

How to get the best out of your ALM tool ?