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Application Lifecycle Management

Application lifecycle management (ALM) is the product lifecycle management (governance, development, and maintenance) of computer programs. It encompasses requirements management, software architecture, computer programming, software testing, software maintenance, change management, continuous integration, project management, and release management.

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25
Nov

Author: Cole Cioran (Info-Tech)

Traditional accounting practices are tailor made for waterfall project management. Organizations that have transitioned to the use of standing product teams using Agile and DevOps need to transform their accounting practices as well or they will leave valuable capital expenditure dollars on the table.

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Inflectra

Inflectra SpiraTeam

Inflectra offers a complete ALM solution. Why only address part of the lifecycle? SpiraTeam has the entire process covered, from requirements, testing, tasks, code, builds and bug-tracking all integrated. Therefore, take control of your project's development and software testing.

8.4

Composite Score

8.8

CX Score

+92

Emotional Footprint

88%

Likeliness to Recommend

34

Reviews

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Microsoft

Azure DevOps

Plan smarter, collaborate better and ship faster with Azure DevOps Services, formerly known as Visual Studio Team Services.

8.3

Composite Score

8.4

CX Score

+81

Emotional Footprint

87%

Likeliness to Recommend

108

Reviews

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ALM Works

ALM Works for Jira

ALM Works develops products that improve application lifecycle management and software development processes. Founded in 2004 in St. Petersburg, Russia, ALM Works was an early contributor to the Atlassian ecosystem in 2007. Since then, Structure for Jira has become our flagship product—making it simpler for our customers to organize, manage, and plan complex projects. The company is growing fast, and established its worldwide headquarters near Boston, MA in 2016.

8.2

Composite Score

8.5

CX Score

+89

Emotional Footprint

79%

Likeliness to Recommend

34

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IBM

IBM Rational Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM)

Unified teams and platforms deliver quality software and services faster. Whether you are using formal and agile methods, reduce the high costs, inefficiency and risks of fragmented software development without compromising software quality with proven, integrated ALM solutions

8.0

Composite Score

8.1

CX Score

+81

Emotional Footprint

82%

Likeliness to Recommend

39

Reviews

Atlassian

Jira

JIRA Software is built for every member of your software team to plan, track, and release great software.

8.0

Composite Score

8.1

CX Score

+80

Emotional Footprint

85%

Likeliness to Recommend

123

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Digital.ai Software Inc

VersionOne

VersionOne® revolutionizes how teams at all levels, Enterprise, Portfolio, Program and Team, work together in complete harmony to develop and deliver software faster. Built from the top down to support enterprise agile at scale. Everyone will get the context they need to connect the dots and remain focused on accelerating software delivery.

7.8

Composite Score

8.1

CX Score

+86

Emotional Footprint

80%

Likeliness to Recommend

16

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Perforce Software, Inc.

Helix ALM Suite

Manage all product development phases and artifacts—from requirements and user stories through QA cycles and deployment—with ONE SOLUTION.

7.8

Composite Score

7.9

CX Score

+75

Emotional Footprint

79%

Likeliness to Recommend

29

Reviews

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Intland Software GmbH

Intland codeBeamer ALM

CodeBeamer ALM is a holistically integrated Application Lifecycle Management platform that offers an all-round Requirements, Development, and Testing & Quality Management feature set, and more.

7.7

Composite Score

8.4

CX Score

+91

Emotional Footprint

67%

Likeliness to Recommend

18

Reviews

Broadcom Inc.

Rally Software

Easily coordinate every phase of your application development lifecycle—with our cutting-edge, continuous insight throughout the process. Our application lifecycle management solutions can get you where you need to go, from planning and development through deployment, management and beyond.

7.6

Composite Score

8.0

CX Score

+81

Emotional Footprint

73%

Likeliness to Recommend

13

Reviews

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Visure

Visure

Visure is a trusted specialized Requirements ALM partner for companies of all sizes across safety and business-critical industries. Visure offers specialized, innovative and user-friendly platform covering Requirements Management, Risk Management, Test Management, Bug Tracking, Traceability, Reporting and Standard Compliance, aimed to guarantee the highest quality in product development.

7.6

Composite Score

7.5

CX Score

+75

Emotional Footprint

77%

Likeliness to Recommend

51

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Micro Focus

ALM Octane

Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions enable enterprises to deliver high quality applications with greater speed, agility and control. Micro Focus ALM solutions combine enterprise proven, highly integrated, technology agnostic products with an extensive partner eco-system to deliver applications with greater velocity, quality and value. The Micro Focus solution stack includes several award winning products which cover all aspects of application development and delivery.

7.4

Composite Score

7.4

CX Score

+71

Emotional Footprint

73%

Likeliness to Recommend

21

Reviews

TechExcel

TechExcel DevSuite

DevSuite is an ALM platform specifically designed to manage hybrid agile projects as well as pure agile and traditional development projects.

8.5

Composite Score

8.7

CX Score

+87

Emotional Footprint

83%

Likeliness to Recommend

6

Reviews

Blueprint Software Systems

Blueprint Enterprise Automation Suite

Build higher-quality bots faster with Blueprint’s software solution for enterprise-scale business process automation. Blueprint’s suite of tools delivers collaborative and effective process capture, design, optimization, and automation with built-in tools for enhanced compliance management and governance.

7.3

Composite Score

6.9

CX Score

+62

Emotional Footprint

82%

Likeliness to Recommend

9

Reviews

Digital.ai Software Inc

TeamForge

Beat the competition to the punch with higher value applications for your customers. Improve organization-wide productivity and development velocity. Connect distributed teams, equip them with best-of-breed tools, and scale processes that benefit your business. All while maintaining the highest standards of governance, compliance, and IP security.

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Composite Score

7.3

CX Score

+72

Emotional Footprint

67%

Likeliness to Recommend

3

Reviews

SmarteSoft

SmarteSoft SmarteQM

SmarteQM seamlessly integrates all these priorities, optimizing the experience of Integrated Application Lifecycle Management, or Integrated ALM; all the tools and users are synchronized with each other throughout the application development stages.

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--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Parasoft

Parasoft Development Testing Platform

Parasoft Development Testing Platform (DTP) enables Continuous Testing. Leveraging policies, DTP consistently applies software quality practices across teams and throughout the SDLC. It enables your quality efforts to shift left–delivering a platform for automated defect prevention and the uniform measurement of risk.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

+81

Emotional Footprint

72%

Likeliness to Recommend

2

Reviews

PTC

Integrity

PTC ALM Software Solutions deliver a holistic software and systems engineering approach that enables successful collaboration, automation and reuse across teams and disciplines.

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--

CX Score

+65

Emotional Footprint

72%

Likeliness to Recommend

2

Reviews

Visionera

VisionFlow

So connect your entire organization with VisionFlow. It provides a complete platform for the development lifecycle of your applications/software/products, and covers all key areas: project management, product/release planning, requirement management, task/activity management, bug/defect tracking, test management, change and configuration management, build and more.

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Composite Score

5.1

CX Score

+52

Emotional Footprint

94%

Likeliness to Recommend

2

Reviews

iRise

iRise

Keep all of your early-stage definition artifacts — user stories, requirements, mockups, wireframes, prototypes, process flows — coordinated and in sync. Integrate these early-stage artifacts with the larger ALM process: development, issue tracking, testing and devops. This allows information to flow throughout the full software lifecycle.

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Polarion

Polarion ALM

Connect teams and projects, and improve application development processes with a single, unified solution for requirements, coding, testing, and release.

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--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Rocket Software

Rocket Aldon ALM Software

Rocket Aldon Application lifecycle management software (ALM software) simplifies and automates every aspect of the software delivery process. From gathering, routing and prioritizing change requests to production deployment of application releases and updates, Rocket Aldon ALM software reduces errors, facilitates collaboration, improves productivity, and makes IT audits a breeze. It ensures that your change procedures are predictable, scalable, and repeatable.

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--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

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Kovair

Kovair ALM Studio

Kovair ALM Studio along with its integration capability provides a cohesive solution for end-to-end application lifecycle management from conception to delivery. One can use Kovair ALM Studio as a platform for creating custom business solutions or as a pre-configured, ready-to-use ALM solution.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

89%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Orcanos LTD

Orcanos ALM

Orcanos is a cloud-based ALM system, that span the design control and quality management for the life science industry. Automating processes, sign-off and traceability with Orcanos, saves time and money reduces risk and assures better compliance

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Composite Score

9.4

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

100%

Likeliness to Recommend

2

Reviews

Akana-1

Akana Lifecycle Manager for APIs

Akana's (formerly SOA Software) Lifecycle Manager enables enterprises to effectively collaborate between business, developers and IT operations, resulting in rapid development and deployment cycles while increasing reliability, stability and availability of their APIs and supporting assets.

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Composite Score

--

CX Score

+64

Emotional Footprint

83%

Likeliness to Recommend

2

Reviews

Enalean

Enalean Tuleap

Tuleap is the Open Source Application Lifecycle Management suite that is empowering software teams in organizations ranging from fortune 500 companies to innovative start-ups. It makes software development projects more productive, collaborative and industrialized.

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Composite Score

8.8

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

89%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

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Latest Research

25
Nov

Author: Cole Cioran (Info-Tech)

Traditional accounting practices are tailor made for waterfall project management. Organizations that have transitioned to the use of standing product teams using Agile and DevOps need to transform their accounting practices as well or they will leave valuable capital expenditure dollars on the table.

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5
Aug

Author: Scott Bickley (Info-Tech)

IBM is changing the terms of its ubiquitous Passport Advantage agreement to remove entitled discounts on over 5,000 on-premises software products, resulting in an immediate price increase for IBM Software & Support (S&S) across its vast customer landscape.

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25
Jun

Author: Allison Straker (Info-Tech)

So you’ve gone Agile. You do daily scrums, retrospectives, and all the “right” Agile ceremonies. But still your organization isn’t quite convinced. It is now critical to balance the drivers and goals of both Agile and traditional thinking in order to achieve organizational success.

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22
Jun

Author: Cole Cioran (Info-Tech)

Do you feel like your Agile teams are treading water – going through the motions but never going anywhere? It’s a risk, and practices such as daily standups, retrospectives, and demonstrations need to be used wisely or you risk losing discipline to meeting fatigue.

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19
Jun

Author: Andrew Kum-Seun (Info-Tech)

Stakeholders expect the speed and responsiveness of product delivery does not come at the expense of quality. QA tools offer retailers the ability to continuously ensure both business and technical quality standards are upheld, but these tools should not be viewed as a silver bullet.

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12
Jun

Author: Hans Eckman (Info-Tech)

No matter how good your product roadmap and backlog are, they are only as good as your audience’s ability to understand your vision and priority.

Latest Research

12
Jun

Author: Hans Eckman (Info-Tech)

The scrum master is like the conductor of an orchestra, ensuring that every piece fits together at the right time to create something greater than the sum of the parts. You don’t have to know how to play each instrument, but you do have to understand what each part contributes to the overall masterpiece.

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12
Jun

Author: Hans Eckman (Info-Tech)

Tools are important to product teams, but only when they support solid people and processes.

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5
Jun

Author: Hans Eckman (Info-Tech)

Aha! introduces scenario planning to give product owners the ability to create and compare multiple release approaches based on team capacity and backlog priority.

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20
May

Author: Hans Eckman (Info-Tech)

If an image is worth a thousand words, a visual roadmap will save you a thousand hours.

Latest Research

12
May

Author: Ben Mackle (Info-Tech)

The application portfolio management (APM) tool space can be a confusing one, as many software vendors offer their own take of what APM is. Enterprise architecture, application management and project portfolio management tools offer an APM use case, but these are often quite skewed the primary function of the tool.

Latest Research

27
Apr

Author: Ari Glaizel (Info-Tech)

Kovair continues to enhance its product suite with the introduction of version 10.0. The updates cover its Omnibus, ALM Studio, and QuickSync products.

Latest Research

27
Apr

Author: Hans Eckman (Info-Tech)

ProductPlan makes a strong case for excluding features from your product roadmap. Instead, develop your roadmap using strategic themes.

Latest Research

24
Apr

Author: Ted Walker (Info-Tech)

GitHub has announced that, effective April 14, 2020, all of its core features will be free for everyone. This will include private development within organizations that have previously paid for some subscription plans.

Latest Research

24
Apr

Author: Ari Glaizel (Info-Tech) &
Nhat Tran (Info-Tech)

Almost a decade has passed since Marc Andreessen’s article “Why Software Is Eating The World” passionately defended the rise of software and its potential to disrupt every industry. The ensuing decade has proven his thesis to be true.

Latest Research

20
Apr

Author: Ari Glaizel (Info-Tech)

OpsHub, a provider of integration and migration solutions for ALM and DevOps tools, has offered a free edition of tits integration solution OpsHub Integration Manager.

Latest Research

16
Apr

Author: Andrew Kum-Seun (Info-Tech)

Rally Software has changed ownership several times in the past decade and organizations wonder what will become of the notable ALM tool. The recent updates show that its current owner, Broadcom, wants Rally to remain competitive in the ALM marketplace.

Latest Research

16
Apr

Author: Andrew Kum-Seun (Info-Tech)

The recent release of Zephyr 6.6 (Standalone Edition) focused on improvements to its administration, automation capabilities, and usability. SmartBear’s 2020 acquisition of Test Management for Jira (TM4J) from Adaptavist demonstrates its focus on building its testing capabilities.

Latest Research

15
Apr

Author: Andrew Kum-Seun (Info-Tech)

TestRail supports the coordination, management, and communication of software testing activities of QA teams. Releases 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2 enhance the testing experience with enhanced interfaces, integrations, and management capabilities.

Latest Research

13
Apr

Author: Andrew Kum-Seun (Info-Tech)

Continuous delivery (CD) requires an integrated toolchain to automatically push checked-in code into production. IBM’s Engineering Lifecycle Management solution consolidates the key capabilities needed to support CD into a single, integrated platform.

Latest Research

7
Apr

Author: Ari Glaizel (Info-Tech)

Product management should not replace project management. They are complementary and are both integral to enabling the frequent delivery of business value.

Latest Research

3
Apr

Author: Ari Glaizel (Info-Tech)

Being Agile requires a change in focus on the skills that we value. While face-to-face contact is generally preferred, it is not always possible. This does not mean that being Agile is not possible, but it does require a different level of focus.

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3
Apr

Author: Andrew Kum-Seun (Info-Tech)

BizDevOps transforms product delivery into a team sport that is centered around collaborative and collective ownership of delivery using the best of Agile and Lean development methods.

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31
Mar

Author: Alex Ciraco (Info-Tech)

We live in a metrics-fixated world where having more metrics is always thought to be better than having less, and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) metrics are no exception. But the truth is that any badly chosen or managed metric will do more harm than good to your organization. To avoid these pitfalls, take ownership for SDLC metrics away from managers and put it into the hands of those who can best manage it: your development teams.

Latest Research

29
Mar

Author: Ted Walker (Info-Tech)

Microsoft will end Support for Office 2010 on October 13, 2020. It’s now time to think hard about your next steps and put together an upgrade plan to a newer version, like Office 365 Pro+ or Office 365.

Latest Research

29
Mar

Author: Andrew Kum-Seun (Info-Tech)

Tools alone don’t make great requirements. Requirements are a team sport and the team must collectively own and commit to delivering them for BizDevOps to be successful.

Latest Research

29
Mar

Author: Ari Glaizel (Info-Tech)

“Being Agile” enables the delivery of the right value at the right time. When most people talk about delivering the right value at the right time, they think about the core technical skills required in the action of delivering software. This is only part of the Agile software delivery pie.

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