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For much of its history, enterprise software development was driven by companies willing to modernize their old ways of doing design, simulation, or manufacturing. Companies recognized that their processes could be improved by the power of computing, but were unaware of the best ways to do that. As a result, the trajectory of an application went something like this:
However, in the late 80s, smart software engineers realized that there is a better way to do things and came up with the idea of application lifecycle management (ALM).
Application lifecycle management is a framework for managing the lifecycle of an application, from initial idea through development, maintenance, and eventual retirement. It’s a much more organized way of guiding the career of a software application.
The definition application lifecycle management should not be confused with the software development lifecycle (SDLC). SDLC informs the way the actual coding is done, whereas ALM takes a bigger-picture view. An organization’s SDLC will come into play several times over the course of an ALM cycle.
An ALM framework definition varies from one organization to another, but most of them include the same basic application lifecycle stages:
Managing the software application life cycle creates a manageable workflow for software developers and improves the software development process. Some of the most important benefits of this process include:
How can Spatial help with ALM Services?
With our substantial expertise and experience in development and engineering of 3D Applications for mechanical and electronic design and analysis, metrology, CAM, robotics, and additive manufacturing, Spatial is well equipped to be your solution advisor.
We have designed professional services to provide our customers with options to fit your business, enhance your product, and help overcome some of the technical challenges associated with SDLC and ALM.
Spatial defines ALM as the natural progression from product design and development all the way to planning your next generation products. We use this cycle to guide the development of our services in order to assist in achieving your goals, such as transforming your product to best meet market demands.
At an early stage of an organization’s development, the “just build something and get it out there” approach to software development becomes unsustainable. In order to provide customers with robust, reliable software that meets their needs and performs well, the development team must adopt some form of application lifecycle management in the development process.
Spatial is available to help you make the journey to an ALM model of application development. If your organization hasn’t done so yet, now is the time. The experts at Spatial can provide application lifecycle services that are right for your business.