Increasingly, product companies use software to deliver innovation and differentiation while lowering products physical size, complexity and manufacturing cost. Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is a continuous process of managing the embedded software application from concept to delivery.
ALM is a process governance and management model supported by software tools to facilitate effective requirements management, software change and configuration management, and integration and test management in a single, unified environment.
While the ideal ALM environment calls for a unified framework tightly coupled with PLM, most engineering organizations are yet to realize that complete vision. Many organizations use a mix of software development methodologies and a myriad of formal and informal tools to manage the process, which impedes effective information exchange and collaboration.
We use a capabilities maturity model (CMM) to assess the current state and performance level of your ALM process, identify areas for improvement, and create a prioritized implementation roadmap.
With a rich availability of ALM tools in the marketplace, it's critical that you select the most effective tools for your organization. Our experience and working knowledge of ALM tools and methods to identify the right tools for the task.
We help companies implement and customize ALM software tools. For companies that prefer to simplify the implementation and management of their ALM environment, we offer a hosted option.
In all likelihood, your engineering teams already use some software development, configuration and testing management tools, ranging from sophisticated task-specific software to less formal tools such as Excel spreadsheets and email communication. We work with companies to convert and migrate content from these repositories and integrate various tools to allow seamless data exchange and effective collaboration.