What Is the Application Development Lifecycle?
The application development lifecycle includes requirements, tests, and issues. It runs continuously up until a product reaches end of life.
But many organizations struggle to effectively manage application development lifecycles. This typically happens if they have a different tool for each element — e.g., requirements in Microsoft Word, test cases in Microsoft Excel, and bugs in Jira.
Sound familiar? Then you need better application lifecycle management.
When You Need Help Managing Application Development...
You need application lifecycle management (ALM) to ship quality releases on time.
You’ll struggle to link requirements to tests and issues. This can cause productivity losses. And if you need traceability for proving compliance, you’ll be in trouble.
It’ll be impossible to get visibility into your project status. You might know what’s going on in some areas of application development. But getting the full picture will be a challenge.
Collaborating across teams — especially teams spread around the world — will be difficult. It’ll practically be a full-time job just to keep everyone on the same page.
An ALM Solution Changes Everything
It’s the only way to get traceability, visibility, and collaboration across development.
Managing Application Development: Requirements, Tests, and Bugs
9 Tips for Writing Useful Requirements
How to Succeed (and Fail) at Test Case Management
Beyond Bug Tracking: Jira
What to Look For in ALM Solutions
ALM solutions make it easier to manage the entire application lifecycle from beginning to end. Here’s what you should look for in an ALM solution.
Who Uses ALM?
Development teams in every industry use tools to manage their application lifecycles every day. Here are just a few of the industries who benefit from using ALM solutions.
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