What Is Application Lifecycle Management?

Application lifecycle management is the process of managing the life of a product from initial concepts through retirement.

Why is managing the software development lifecycle so important?

You need to produce quality applications on time. And that means you need visibility and control over the entire application lifecycle.

But that can be a challenge if you're:

  • Tracking bugs with Jira.
  • Managing requirements in Microsoft Word documents.
  • Keeping track of test cases in Microsoft Excel spreadsheets.

Take control of your application lifecycle. 

With an application lifecycle management solution — like Helix ALM — you'll be able to manage issues, requirements, and tests in one spot. You can even keep tracking bugs in Jira, if you want. 

And that means you'll be able to develop quality software on top — and make your customers happy. 

Keep your methodology.

Maybe you're using Waterfall. Or maybe you've adopted Agile. Or maybe you're doing something else.

Keep using whatever development methodology works for you. 


Gain Visibility

Manage your requirements, issues, and tests all in one spot. 


Get End-to-End Traceability

Easily trace test cases back to your requirements. This is especially important in regulated industries.



Make sure everyone — developers, QA managers, testers, business analysts — can collaborate effectively throughout the application lifecycle.


Be Agile

An ALM solution should support your processes, no matter what flavor of Agile you use — Scrum, Kanban, XP, hybrid.

Beyond Bug Tracking with JIRA White Paper

Beyond Bug Tracking with Jira

You can manage defects and issues with Jira. But that's about it. You can't manage requirements or tests. 

Learn how you can go just beyond bug tracking and get total application lifecycle management (even if you don't want to leave Jira behind). 

Centralize and track details across the application lifecycle and manage devolopment

Why You Need All Development Artifacts in One Spot

It's the only way to get a single source of truth. 

And with a single-vendor solution like Helix ALM, you always have the most current information in one place.

That means you'll know the test case linked to a user story is always the current test case. You'll be able to trust that the status of a fixed defect is always recent. And you'll be confident that your reports are always accurate.

Detailed investigation and analysis

How Full Traceability Helps You Prove Compliance

Trace from user stories through test cases, test results, resolutions, and source code.

Helix ALM brings it all together to give you the end-to-end traceability you need. And drawing connections across the development lifecycle makes it easier to prove compliance. You'll be able to rest easy that you have the audit trail you need.

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No matter what your support requirements are, we'll meet your company's needs. Our knowledgeable support specialists provide world-class technical support to ensure your success and satisfaction with our products.

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