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Application Lifecycle Management Process

Understanding the ALM Process


Application lifecycle management (ALM) is an agile methodology through which the process of software development, testing and maintenance is recorded and controlled. Unlike more traditional software development processes, ALM includes continuous management of an application from inception through retirement. 

The ALM process involves:

  • Requirements definition and design
  • Development and testing
  • Maintenance

Though these phases occur in all software projects regardless of methodology, with ALM the difference is in the ways these tasks are approached. ALM introduces a governance system designed to ensure that software development meets business needs as part of the enterprise's total technology strategy.

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