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Leveraging ALM tool data and Agile-waterfall principles for software lifecycle management and increased traceability

While developers are coding in an Agile world using Agile tools, other people in the company must be able to define requirements, submit changes, manage test cases and track project statuses. Balancing Agile software development and maintaining corporate requirements such as traceability, risk management, requirements management is a challenging collaboration conundrum—but one that can be solved with the right strategy and toolset.

Avoiding disconnected isles with robust application lifecycle management (ALM) tools of today

Planners, testers, developers, and requirements often lived on separate isles with their own tool and data with variable connections, if any. Application lifecycle management (ALM) tools of today integrate islands of automation with robust feature sets that unify and support roles across domains—making it scalable to even large organizations. The ideal ALM solution offers a single source for requirements, tasks, project milestones, and project cost information as well as change requests, test plans, features, source code, and builds that are available in a versioned, fully traceable, and workflow-driven repository.

Learn how the Live approach ALM tools can help bridge the gap between Agile-focused software development teams and formal corporate processes in our infographic.