Take a platform approach to selecting your application lifecycle management (ALM) solution to ensure it appropriately integrates with your current environment, processes, and tools.
- Focus on a healthy marketplace for ALM. ALM solutions are continuously evolving in today’s marketplace. Certain vendor solutions are better suited than others for certain development practices, phases of the SDLC, and organizational structures. Understand your use case and match them to the appropriate toolset.
- Beware of limited functionality. ALM vendors are often specialized in certain phases of the SDLC. Acquiring and integrating the right third party and open source tools to fulfill functional gaps in your ALM and development needs become critical to their fit in your organization.
- Engage in cross-functions discussions. Traditionally, the decision for an ALM is made by development or project managers even though it is being used across all roles in the SDLC. Ensure all the relevant roles and stakeholders have a say in the ALM selection.
- Understand what’s possible with today’s ALM. Our look at the capabilities offered by today’s leading ALM solutions will provide a holistic market overview.
- Review the ALM players. Get acquainted with the leading vendors in the ALM space and their unique approaches to development, testing, and deployment trends and practices.
- Create your criteria based on your unique business and development needs. Ensure the solution you choose supports the unique needs of your organization by creating an evaluation criteria using our research.
- Leverage the expertise of our analysts. Schedule a call to engage with our analysts who have conducted the information gathering and assessments of the ALM marketplace.
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