Software development was always difficult and risky for business; however the ability to manage risk and avoid potential failures before they arise is greater than ever before. When working with Waterfall, teams collect product requirements before the development process and they often can’t adapt to changed requirements as quickly as they should. It can result in a final product that does not meet expectations. This is one reason why Waterfall is increasingly being replaced or hybridized with Agile development.
An Agile software development approach enables teams to reevaluate products at any time in the development process and turn the development in different directions to adapt to changes more quickly to meet requirements.
Agile adoption is accelerating, however it requires ALM vendors to integrate Agile methodologies into the ALM tools. An Agile ALM Software enables developers to adapt to changes more quickly and release products faster. While ALM manages software development life cycle, Agile enables companies to focus on improving the development process.
ALM tools can no longer be seen as optional but rather as “necessary tools” to increase productivity and reduce expense. ALM tools are developed to manage software from multiple different vendors across the enterprise in one single platform that reduces operational expenses and overwhelming administration. The right ALM tool can greatly assist to ensure compliance with industry regulations.
Benefits of Agile ALM in a nutshell:
- +20-50% more productivity
- +10% more engagement and better collaboration
- +30-50% improved quality and satisfied customers
- +20-50% faster delivery