Application Life Cycle Management or ALM signifies an extensive and end-to-end domain in the Information Technology Industry that concerns the exhaustive spectrum of practices, processes and platforms involved in the making and maintenance of Software products.
ITFlux brings to the table, end-to-end ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) solutions optimized to specific Application domain & Product management complexities faced by customers.
Be it Enterprise end-customers struggling to establish streamlined maintenance/change management processes for their evolving business-critical systems or Product software companies saddled with Ad-hoc/unstructured Design-to-Delivery processes, ALM solutions from ITFlux help facilitate Industry standard Design to Deployment & Monitoring solutions with a potent combination of Process Design, Systems implementation and Training support. Often, our ALM implementations are also married to Legacy Product Profiling and Defect Discovery as part of QA support or even Development services.
It is imperative that, an ALM regime is initiated at an early part of the Product Lifecycle to mitigate challenges of Business Continuity, Knowledge retention & Artifact Traceability, Quality, Competitiveness and Market-readiness. Quiet often Development & Delivery teams (or Systems maintenance teams of the End-user) start exploring ALM models only at an advanced phase of the Application Lifecycle, after a few versions have already been released into Production.
ITFlux, with its Industry-honed sensibility and value added judgment of the many possible constituencies of ALM help companies implement the right model of ALM, with a mix of commercial and open-source systems relevant to their specific application environments. Successful exposure to challenging Product Discovery, Audit and QA support assignments for a number of products of global standing, has driven our profound perspective on a varied spectrum of platforms and related processes to render good cruise control of application evolution and knowledge artifacts from Conception to Actuality.
ITFlux ALM experts have years of exposure to Industry standard ALM paradigms and underlying systems & processes, be it BTO (Business Technology Optimization) heralded by HP-Mercury or RUP (Rational Unified Process) from Rational-IBM or BSM (Business Service Management) from Compuware Corporation. Our ALM solutions are geared to approximate to either of these paradigms by leveraging Open Source components customized to the specific product domain of the customer.
Thus, ITFlux ALM solutions identify the vitally specific ALM segments that need to be addressed and re-engineered in each target environment from Requirement Engineering to QA and Delivery management. We discover the right mix of practices, processes and platforms that will mitigate knowledge continuity challenges in the ALM life-cycle, optimized to the Customer's delivery/maintenance challenges and budgetary constraints.
The highlights of our varied set of ALM services may be summarized as follows:
The benefits of ALM solutions?
ITFlux offers ALM re-engineering services based on a number of practices and associated platforms in both Commercial and Open-Source realms.
The following is a partial list of Practices & Platforms in respective ALM segments, around which we build the ALM solutions and orient customers:
Modelling: UML, Rational Rose, Cordys Process Portal
Requirement Engineering: UML, PathModeller, DOORS, RequisitePRO, Rhapsody, Teamcenter, BluePrint, CaseComplete, Optimal Trace
Test Management: Test Director, Testopia, Mantis, Litmus, Rational TestManager
User Help Documentation: RoboHelp, Help Generator
Build/Release Management: Rational ClearCase, CVS, Maven