Application Lifecycle Management
A good application lifecycle management (ALM) package has software that is able to carefully manage and monitor all aspects of software development. ALM applications provide tools for managing and completing the phases of design, development, testing, deployment, and ongoing enhancements. With an ALM solution in place, organizations can significantly improve the way they design, build, test, and adapt their software. Greater customer satisfaction, speed of development, and reduction of cost is the often the result.
The increasing complexity of the software development task has been answered by an increasing number of tools for managing that development. Communication, collaboration, and task tracking have been key aspects of better software development, and the tools that have harnessed these aspects have become the most successful.