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Joachim RossbergAgile Project Management with Azure DevOpshttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-4483-8_1

1. Introduction to Application Life Cycle Management

Joachim Rossberg1 
Kungsbacka, Sweden

What do you think about when you hear the term application life cycle management (ALM) ? During a seminar tour in 2005 in Sweden, presenting on Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team System, we asked people what ALM was and whether they cared about it. To our surprise, many people equated ALM with Operations and Maintenance. This is still often the case when we visit companies, although today more people are aware of the term.

Was that your answer as well? Does ALM include more than just Operations? Yes, it does. ALM is the thread ...

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