Application lifecycle management (ALM) has the potential to deliver productivity and quality benefits that are attractive to just about any software and systems development organization. But can ALM initiatives live up to their promise in an increasingly complex global development environment? The answer is yes. This paper outlines the steps that organizations must take to improve their systems and software development processes, including key best practices. It discusses solutions for unifying fractured, global development groups with existing infrastructures as well as ways to expand on initial steps to bring more critical stakeholders into the ALM process while continually improving its efficiency.
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