CHAPTER 2

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Introduction to Application Lifecycle Management

What do you think about when you hear the term Application Lifecycle Management, or ALM as it is usually referred to? During a seminar tour in 2005 in Sweden presenting 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 today when we visit companies.

Maybe that was your answer as well? Doesn’t ALM include more than just operations? Yes, it does. ALM is the thread that ties together the development lifecycle. It involves all the steps necessary to ...

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