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Understanding the Intricacies of an Agile ALM

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ALM includes all of the practices, processes and tools that facilitate managing of an application's lifecycle from both a business and development perspective right from the initial development to final release.

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									                              Understanding the Intricacies of an Agile ALM
ALM includes all of the practices, processes and tools that facilitate managing of an application's
lifecycle from both a business and development perspective right from the initial development to final
release. It mainly involves three aspects that are governance, development, and operations. To manage
an application during a specific age it is necessary to look at the intricacies of processes, methods and
tooling practices which collectively called as ALM. The main areas of ALM include

·     Requirements Management - Refers to requirement analysis, consolidation and management
·     Architecture & Design – Refers to application architecture, functional/non-function specification,
technical design and solution structuring practices or patterns
·     Software Development Process – Various methodologies to develop the core application including
Agile/ MSF/ Iterative Development
·      Project Management & Governance – Includes schedule/cost control, Project Management,
Reporting and Risk Management
·       Database Management - Includes database tools/ processes to implement better
design/operations/builds around Database
·     Code Quality - Includes tools/methods to improve code quality and stability of application
·     Quality Assurance - Includes software testing processes and planning
·     Configuration & Deployment - Release and change management combined with build procedures
There is an inherent risk in all software development, as software development is based on innovation
and discovery. In a manufacturing system the processes can be automated, on the contrary, the
software development process cannot be turned into a one-size-fits-all.

The Agile ALM
Software development teams are continually looking for ways to enhance both the process and
technology of software development, to cut down the possibility of a project failure. As no software
system is so simple that the complete development can be scripted from beginning to end in a linear
fashion, many are looking at a shift in the market towards the Agile ALM.

Agile and ALM, once two distinct market segments, are now beginning to consolidate. As a result we
now have what we call Agile ALM platforms. Both the ALM and Agile communities concentrate on
enhancing the current state of software development. The ALM uses the technology point of view to
approach a challenge while agile looks at improving the process itself. The mutual goals and synergies of
ALM and Agile are resulting in a number of Agile ALM vendors in the market. Scrum, the most popular
implementation of the Agile movement, has seen exponential growth in the past and teams using Scrum
enjoy the advantage of accelerated product innovation, and minimal project rework.

Agile Application Lifecycle Management Software helps to manage application development distributed
among various teams in a quick and efficient manner.
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        Requirement Management.
        Alm products
        Distributed version control system.

								
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