Integrated ALM for a Globally Distributed Development There are plenty of changes taking place in application lifecycle management (ALM) with a large range of tools available to support application development. Organizations usually spend a lot
on various point function tools that donâ€™t work very well. The reason for that is these tools are
in isolation and typically use traditional manual procedures to coordinate data that do not play well together. Integration is not usually present when it comes to choosing tools from different
vendors to different lifecycle segments. For an optimum application development environment, an organization must connect these multiple lifecycle tools ALM fundamentally links business with software development like developing, testing, tracking and fixing etc. with a set of tools and applications that facilitate and integrate two groups. As
all disparate tools across various functions need to be connected for the project stakeholders to share the required information, it is only when the right people are on the right projects at the right time that efficiency can be achieved. With Integrated ALM there is greater insight and better transparency for all business activities.
While most projects involve teams from different countries or companies with different cultures participate in application development, it becomes essential for an enterprise to accommodate different culture and tools, while remaining connected to ensure that there is no duplication of work and compromise of productivity. Integrated ALM helps overcome the challenge of a
globally distributed environment. With efficient Application Lifecycle Management , not only is there an increase in productivity, the teams in the teams in the organization are also allowed to share the best practices for development and deployment. Developers can focus on the needs of the business while maintaining consistent quality and ensuring that the requirements and the expectations created for all end-users are met.
Integration of the application lifecycle stages brings huge opportunities for increasing the productivity of individuals and teams as it analyzes trends and implements metrics based
management best practices. Although ALM reorganizes development, it also decreases the time it takes to develop the software and bring it to market. Teams can collaborate more efficiently and effectively, thereby eliminating human interface errors and time delays and helps get the most out of your investment in labor and technology.
Connecting tools has become a necessity for an organization to disseminate, implement
methodologies and processes across the ALM Tools. Adopting one integrated and automatically synchronized software will certainly be advantageous. With efficient integrated ALM there will be a better synchronization between IT and the rest of the business to deliver a competitive edge in a globally distributed development. Read more on : Requirements management
Published on May 29, 2012
There are plenty of changes taking place in application lifecycle management (ALM) with a large range of tools available to support applicat...