Software And Application Lifecycle Management

1327 Words Sep 5th, 2015 6 Pages
Software is the base necessity in a system as it acts as a guide between the user and the system. Programmers design different kinds of software by writing a complete set of written instructions that enables the system to obtain the request instructed by the user. However, with the increase of technological improvements, businesses are now looking at software development organizations to design cost effective, high-quality, and adaptive applications to meet business objectives. Software businesses can run into a variety of issues when creating, changing, or updating the software that they have created for their clients. For instance, a programmer could make a small change to an application causing a ripple effect with endless updates leaving with an entangled mess. Software businesses should use an application lifecycle management service as a solution to resolving these issues with the applications that they design. “Application lifecycle management (ALM) is the supervision of a software application from its initial planning through retirement” (Rouse, M. 2011). Software companies that use this solution are able to create a portfolio by managing the different phases of the software development process instead of buying individual tools. The market for developing ALM software has been in a huge demand for software companies that want to implement these tools to increase business success. In fact, “Gartner estimates that the ALM market, estimated at $1.5 billion for…
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