Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)
Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is a proven set of tools and processes that helps organisations manage the entire lifespan of application development, reduce cycles times, and eliminate waste. ALM integrates different teams, platforms, and activities, enabling a continuous flow of business value.
Black Marble is an internationally recognised specialist in the delivery of a full Application Lifecycle implementation. We hold the Gold standard in the ALM Competency in the Microsoft Partner Network, and our Engineering Director is an ALM Microsoft Most Valuable Professional and ALM Ranger.
Building on the latest Gartner 2012 Magic Quadrant report for Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Gartner has positioned Microsoft in the Leaders Quadrant. Highlighted as one of the only vendors to cover all aspects of the Software Development Lifecycle, Microsoft’s core aspects of continuous value delivery meets the demands currently driving companies – an integrated team approach including enterprise agile and cloud computing.
Visual Studio Team Foundation Server
Microsoft has produced Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS), an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) system with tools for all of the phases of the project. TFS is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft’s ALM solution and it automates the software delivery process and gives you the tools you need to effectively manage software development projects throughout the IT lifecycle.
Black Marble works extensively with all versions of Visual Studio TFS, including the latest, 2012, and our consultants are ready to deal with your ALM needs using the latest tools from Microsoft.
Black Marble uses Planning Poker in the estimation stage of our application development process.
For more information on Black Marble’s ALM Consultancy and Implementation Services, please call Lisa on +44 1274 300175.