Beginning Application Lifecycle Management

By Joachim Rossberg

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Beginning Application Lifecycle Management will show you what application lifecycle management is and why it matters to you as a developer. It will show you how you can gain control of your development efforts in order to more efficiently build your software.

Full Description

  • ISBN13: 978-1-4302-5812-4
  • 220 Pages
  • User Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Publishing September 2, 2014, but available now as part of the Alpha Program
  • Available eBook Formats: EPUB, MOBI, PDF
  • Print Book Price: $39.99
  • eBook Price: $27.99

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Beginning Application Lifecycle Management is a guide to an area of rapidly growing interest within the development community: managing the entire cycle of building software. ALM is an area that spans everything from requirements specifications to retirement of an IT-system or application. Because its techniques allow you to deal with the process of developing applications across many areas of responsibility and across many different disciplines, the benefits and effects of ALM techniques used on your project can be wide-ranging and pronounced.

In this book, author Joachim Rossberg will show you what ALM is and why it matters. He will also show you how you can assess your current situation and how you can use this assessment to create the road ahead for improving or implementing your own ALM process across all of your team's development efforts.

Beginning Application Lifecycle Management can be implemented on any platform. This book will use Microsoft Team Foundation Server as a foundation in many examples, but the key elements are platform independent and you'll find the book written in a platform agnostic way.

Inside this book, you will:

  • Learn what application lifecycle management is, and why it matters.
  • Understand the steps necessary for implementing an ALM process.
  • Find tips and techniques you can use to gain control of your development efforts.

    What you’ll learn

    • Show you what ALM is and why it matters
    • Provide a guide to how you could implement an ALM process
    • Help you gain control of your development efforts
    • Show how to implement an agile framework into your ALM process
    • Achieve traceability and visibility in your projects
    • Automate your ALM process

    Who this book is for

    Beginning Application Lifecycle Management is aimed at managers, product owners, stakeholders and others involved in the process of developing software that are ready to improve their software development process using simple techniques. This book is also great for senior developers that want to learn how they can be a part of a more effective software development process.

    Table of Contents

    Table of Contents

    1. Why ALM Matters and How It Solves Your Problems
    2. An Introduction to ALM in Practice
    3. Development Processes and Frameworks
    4. How Agile Development and ALM Mix
    5. Assess Your Readiness with ALM
    6. Understanding Visibility and Traceability

    7. Automating Processes
    8. Planning Work with Confidence
    9. Facilitating Collaboration
    10. ALM Metrics
    11. ALM Summary and Platforms Introduction
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