Effective Alm project management tools support all aspects of the software lifecycle. They enhance communication, collaboration and task tracking. The difficulty for the enterprise is in selecting the right to. Many tools still support traditional Alm tools. Another consideration for IT leaders is the design of the tool. Each phase of the application lifecycle has different requirements. Best of breed approach well help to select a tool for the application lifecycle. For example the development team will select the best Alm tools for their tasks and organization.
Choose best tools
The testers will choose the tool that works best for them. Most companies discovered that a mix of individual tools does not deliver the expected benefit. Best of breed tools does not mean best of breed process. Integrating each tool differently is difficult and frustrating rather than improving the processes this approach results and new inefficiencies.
About Alm system
The companies look for a single system to support the whole Alm process. A package that includes tools that manage every phase using a pre integrated resources. Most integrated Alm systems leave gaps and these gaps create inefficiency. The system cannot adequately support the entire application lifecycle because most solutions originally based on a single function. For example a software testing tool would provide an effective test management resource where as other tools in this system are designed with testing and mind they provide left benefit to the users.
There are different types of agile Alm tools that are used by the enterprises which are
- Collaboration and Agile tools
- Web and cloud based Agile tools
- Customer feedback and continuous delivery
- Automation and continuous delivery
Agile development teams enjoying the following benefits which are as follows
- Small games rapidly deliver value
- Constant product improvement
- Flexibility and autonomy for developers decision making
- Team members at a better and controlling the development process as requirements change
- Quit iterations and continuous end user feedback
The specific functions
The traditional Alm tools focus on specific functions in the application lifecycle, whereas agile Alm tools are different in both philosophy and its functioning from them. These support standard agile practices and easily integrate with quote agile processes. The tools provide access to critical information for all stakeholders. They also support the communication between the development team, testing, project managers and also business users. Alm tools reduced effort of managing conflicting feedback. With this tool the team can deliver the best product possible.