Integrated Application Lifecycle Management

Integrated application lifecycle management is a totally integrated set of tools and processes that help organizations manage the entire lifecycle of application development. It connects different teams, activities, platforms, tools, and processes involved in a software development project.[1]

Challenges of Integrated ALM[2]
Introducing and implementing Integrated ALM in development organizations is not easy for the following reasons:

  • Multi-vendor tools use various technologies such as command line interface, desktop application, client-server, or web-based that run on different platforms such as Windows, Linux, and UNIX.
  • Software being produced uses a wide range of technologies such as .NET-based desktop application, Java-based web application, or a COBOL-based mainframe application.
  • Tools use various data repositories such as proprietary file structures, XML, Excel, or relational databases of various flavors.
  • Tools are geographically distributed as the development groups and team members from multiple corporate entities are.

See Also


  1. What is Integrated Application Lifecycle Development Wikipedia
  2. Challenges of Integrated Application Lifecycle Development Kovair

Further Reading

  • Integrated ALM Tools Are Fundamental to Success InfoQ
  • Integrating application lifecycle management (ALM) processes provides additional benefits Techtarget
  • White Paper -10 Benefits of Integrated ALM Kovair