SDTimes - ALM ressource center
" Every organization has its own variety of the application life cycle. Every organization also has its specific requirements for tools for application life-cycle management. More than just development tools, today’s ALM solutions are broader than architecture, development and test/QA. They encompass everything from source configuration management, build management, metrics, reporting, project management, process compliance, collaboration and governance.
Thanks to modern ALM solutions, everyone involved in software development can actively contribute to the entire application life cycle, not just to their portion of it. What’s more, managers can see the entire life cycle of all their projects, to understand how their resources are being used, and where workflow isn’t as efficient as it should be.