Application lifecycle management

Chapter 11

In this chapter, we discuss application lifecycle management (ALM) strategy and how end-to-end lifecycle management can provide improved visibility, automation, delivery, and future planning for your solution. We detail the steps to a successful ALM and what that looks like with Dynamics 365. We also provide information on the ALM workshop strategy.

Chapter objectives

  • Explore what ALM looks like.

  • Learn the importance of an ALM strategy.

  • Understand the steps to successful ALM.

  • Discover the recommended Dynamics 365 tools for your ALM strategy.

  • Plan your ALM workshop strategy.

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Case study

A global transport systems company requested a rapid prototype of their solution be created to get an idea of what Dynamics 365 had to offer. This prototype was an incomplete version of the solution and was later used by the implementation team to meet rapidly approaching deadlines. This resulted in deployment issues that stalled their go-live by an additional 12 weeks. Microsoft Support worked with the company to identify the issues and their root causes, and provided refresher training on application lifecycle management and its importance when creating an ALM strategy for the solution.