ALM and Business Processes
The set of activities required to create and run custom applications is known as application lifecycle management (ALM). ALM supports many business processes today, and it’s also a critical business process in its own right. Any organization that creates custom software should take the ALM process at least as seriously as it does any other important business process. Being better than your competitors at creating custom software can provide a significant competitive advantage.
York Xyander, Bodo Junglas Jul 31, 2015