Successfully Enabling Global Team Collaboration with ALM Solutions
With competition increasing tremendously, organizations need to deal with accelerated delivery schedules, but
are usually challenged with reduced time to delivery without raising their budgets and negotiating on quality.
This can be successfully achieved by enhancing software development efficiency and improving Lifecycle
Collaboration with Application Lifecycle Management. Efficient Application Lifecycle Management solutions
organize people, processes and tools in an integrated software development activity, where all actions are
tracked and conveyed to ensure complete visibility into the project's progress. An efficient ALM solution offers
a number of qualitative and financial benefits that can increase efficiency and productivity in any organization.
While most projects require teams from different countries or companies with different cultures participate in
application development, it becomes vital for an enterprise to adapt distinct culture and tools, while staying
connected to make certain that there is no repetition of work and concession of productivity. An integrated
ALM helps overcome the challenge of a global distributed environment. It brings about better team
collaboration and communication. With a shared, single, web-based, and global collaborative platform, errors
can be prevented as distributed teams work with the same specifications. Anyone with the appropriate
permission can make changes with automatic notifications sent out to other team members. It also helps
manage regulatory compliance automatically with complete backwards and forwards traceability.
With a sound ALM solution, developers can concentrate on business requirements and maintain unfailing
quality, making certain that the needs and the expectations created for all end-users are successfully met. An
integrated application Lifecycle management allows the integration of multiple third party tools from different
vendors for the same function, and also supports the simultaneous usage of multiple tools from multiple
vendors in a single tool ecosystem. This enables organizations to select the best-of-breed tools in the market
without getting locked into a single owner solution.
While ALM fundamentally links business with software development like developing, testing, tracking and fixing
etc., 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 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. A cost-
effective, flexible and user-friendly integrated ALM solution eliminates complex and costly tools integrations,
and surmounts the limitations of the existing point-to-point and single-vendor tools integrations.
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