What is Application Lifecycle Management?

Application Lifecycle Management Definition

Application lifecycle management (ALM) is the process of managing the development, operation, and maintenance of software applications over their entire lifecycle.

ALM ensures that high-quality software applications are delivered to end users on time and within budget. It involves getting people, processes, and tools to work together so that the different stages of an application’s lifecycle can be managed well.

The key areas of ALM are:

  • Version control: Tracking and managing changes to the application’s codebase and other related assets
  • Issue tracking: Finding and fixing bugs or problems in an application
  • Testing: Verifying that the application meets functional and performance requirements
  • Release management: Coordinating how new software versions or updates are deployed
  • Maintenance: Providing ongoing support and software updates to fix bugs, make enhancements, and add new features
Key areas of application lifecycle management

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