In this comprehensive article written for TheServerSide, Jason Tee takes a look at ALM, or Application Lifecycle Management, exploring what it is, and why you should be thinking about it.
Application lifecycle management (ALM) is a holistic approach to the conceptualization, creation, and use of a new software application. ALM methodology may be incorporated into software projects undertaken by a software development firm for delivery to the market. However, for the purposes of this overview, we’ll assume that an enterprise-level application is being developed for internal purposes. This might be an HR app for employee performance management, a training module, a customer-oriented help desk, or a specialized program for managing a company’s unique resources. The details of the specific application can vary widely and yet still be managed efficiently with ALM.