Implications of ALM Solutions
The globalization of the business environment has paved way for customers to demand more every time. To
meet the customer demands, IT giants make use of technological innovations and sit around to bring out
enhanced software applications customized as per organizational requirements. Developing applications
involves teams working together to complete various software modules. Software developers who work in
teams for large scale projects using traditional methods learn that by the time the project gets completed, the
business realities change in the fast-paced market making the project/product irrelevant for the enterprise's
present day requirements.
To make the efforts more into use, software developers make use of agile methodology. This is an approach
wherein teams are provided with opportunities to assess the direction of a project throughout the software
development lifecycle. Taken as a step ahead of the traditional sequential development, this methodology helps
teams through the software development lifecycle with the help of incremental, iterative work cadences known
Unlike the waterfall methodology wherein the teams get limited chances to undertake corrective measures on
their projects, the agile methodology of software development provides opportunities to the teams to assess
the direction of a project throughout the development lifecycle. Achieved through regular cadences or iterations
the teams are supposed to put forward their increment of work. Being a series of software methodologies
based on incremental and iterative development, the solutions and requirements in agile software development
lifecycle evolves through collaboration between the cross-functional groups. Further, as this encourages
adaptive planning and evolutionary development this methodology facilitates change management in an
The globalized world today work on various software development projects through widely distributed teams.
The agile methodologies encourages stakeholder involvement feedback, objective metrics and effective
controls, facilitates effective communication across the distributed teams. Further, such process also offers
transparency required for project health monitoring, risk management and tracking the progress for effective
application lifecycle management. This also ensures that the applications are development as per the
specifications of the customer requirement as the agile methodology allows the teams to follow an incessant
and steady communication with the customer.
The technological developments such as mobile applications, embedded systems, cloud-computing processes
has made product testing and quality assurance critical components for maintaining a competitive edge. Under
such circumstances, organizations can benefit from agile methodologies that offer complete traceability matrix
and continuous integration framework. Moreover, by enabling an enterprise to align their product to the end-
user requirements this methodologies can be used to track projects precisely and identify potential risks.