In this chapter, we will discuss a tool which will make it clear why ALM is an important process for organizations engaged in IT development. A good implementation of ALM will help the organization deliver better business value to fulfill its business needs. Automating tasks by using tools such as Visual Studio 2012 and TFS 2012 can support this process.

In this chapter, you will learn how TFS can be used to fulfill the three main pillars of ALM and the issues addressed by ALM 2.0+, which we covered in Chapter 2. You will start with an overview of ALM and of TFS and then move on to the specifics of using TFS for ALM.

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