CHAPTER 9

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Lifecycle Management

by Nick Buytaert

The practice of software development these days includes much more than just writing lines of code. To successfully deliver high-quality applications on time and within budget, modern development teams rely on areas in the field of application lifecycle management (ALM). ALM encompasses the coordination of a software product from its initial planning through retirement and includes all sorts of practices and techniques, such as the following:

  • Project and requirements management
  • Software development
  • Test management and quality assurance
  • Build automation and deployment
  • Release management
  • Operations ...

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