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An introduction to Application Lifecycle Management.
Visual Studio’s ALM solution helps organizations manage the entire lifespan of application development, reduce cycle times, and eliminate waste to enable a continuous flow of business value.
ALM: Teams without barriers
When applied effectively, ALM practices break down barriers between teams, enabling organizations to overcome challenges and deliver high-quality software at a faster rate. Companies that use ALM also benefit from greater waste reduction, faster cycle times, and greater business agility.
- Delivering continuous business value with software investments
- Balancing velocity and quality
- Integration and traceability
Modern ALM practices with
- Focus on value
- Stakeholder and user integration
- Modern development practices
- Integration with operations
- Continuous value is delivered with velocity and quality
- Teams are integrated and highly productive
- Greater business agility
Gartner Positions Microsoft in the Application Lifecycle Management Leaders Quadrant
Gartner, a leading industry analyst firm, evaluated 16 vendors based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute in the Magic Quadrant for Application Lifecycle Management. We invite you to download the complete report for insights into how agile and the cloud technologies are driving adoption of ALM.
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Featured success story
Artizone used Visual Studio to deliver a continuous flow of value to their customers. The integrated Visual Studio ALM solution has reduced development cycle times and sped up the resolution of production bugs. Most importantly, Artizone now has the flexibility to deliver exactly the features their customers need.
Visual Studio 2012 Product Guide
An excerpt from Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012: Adopting Agile Software Practices by Sam Guckenheimer and Neno Loje.