Best practices for Custom Application LifeCycle Management


In this rapid era of custom application lifecycle management is at its peak and the increasing technology have even made the development faster and better regarding to the the market of development, as it is moving faster day by day and due to increase in technology we have more and more work as well as increasing no.  of clients and its requirements is increasing due to which we have a load of work and in order to manage this we have to plan different strategies so that we can solve many complex projects accurately and right now we will discuss that how to overcome the best practices for Custom application lifecycle management & the  issues in custom development of applications.

However for this we have been provided some frameworks and systems in which we manage our work according to time and budget and this is done according to the given project of client. So that every project can be done accurately on time and given budget.

As we are talking about the best practices of Custom development lifecycle we have to know that on which aspects we follow in custom development lifecycle as mentioned below:

Requirement gathering and research:

  • Designing
  • Development
  • Testing and maintenance
  • Computer engineering
  • Software architecture
  • Change management
  • Release management
  • Software requirement change management
  • Continuous integration


Beside that these are the common SDLC software development lifecycle points which we have to follow in every software development but, in this custom application development we manage our resource, scope and cost also which are the important key points for the project management and in this we have to manage our every resource whether it is a developer or any other resource which we are using in the development of software.

What is Application Lifecycle Management(ALM) ?

ALM consist of predefined process which we use in every software development as mentioned above although it is responsible to cover the project all functional and non-functional requirements as well. However, in this, we cannot develop software accurately but also manage according to the budget.

The main purpose of this to overcome the timing issue that the developer paying on the development with respect to the project and to design such a lifecycle in which every task must be observed clearly for the promotions and firing process.


Name Released by
 Endevor CA Technologies
Enterprise Architect Sparx Systems
 FusionForge FusionForge
 GitLab GitLab
HP Application Lifecycle Management HP Software Division
IBM Rational Team Concert IBM
JIRA Atlassian
Mylyn Eclipse Foundation
Parasoft Concerto, Parasoft DTP  Parasoft
Protecode System 4 Protecode
Pulse Genuitec
PTC Integrity PTC
Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management IBM
Rocket Aldon Rocket Software
SAP Solution Manager SAP
StarTeam Borland
TeamForge CollabNet
Team Foundation Server (on-premises software) and Visual Studio Team Services (cloud service)

for Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management

TestTrack Seapine Software
Tuleap Enalean


On working on the above ALM will definitely be most useful for the development of custom software. As they are good source of productivity and business as well, besides that it also provides keen to team leads, project managers and executive to look forward and lead the organization towards success as saving cost and resource is best for good business.