Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Tools

Best Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Tools include:

Azure DevOps Server (formerly Team Foundation Server), Jira Software, and Jama Connect.

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Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Tools Overview

What are Application Lifecycle Management Tools?

Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) software helps track and plan a broad range of development activities. These include specification, design, development and testing of a software application from initial planning through retirement.

ALM Tools Features & Capabilities

  • Requirements management

  • Software design

  • Project management

  • Functional testing

  • Performance testing

  • Deployment automation

  • Change management

  • Monitoring and reporting

Relationship with Agile Development

Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is closely related to Agile Development but is broader in scope. Where agile development is primarily a way of organizing development cycles within the product development process, ALM is concerned with development, but also delivery and maintenance of the software over the life of the application. ALM covers a product from inception to retirement, not just the development component of a product’s life.


ALM is connected, not only to agile development concepts but also to the DevOps movement. Under DevOps, application development becomes merged with IT operations and deployment issues. The agile development process is extended into IT operations with developers remaining involved with products long after they have been deployed.


Application Lifecycle Management tools vary in their sophistication but often include functional testing capabilities, Performance testing, application development management tools, and deployment tools.

Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Products

(1-25 of 35) Sorted by Most Reviews

Jira Software
1,689 ratings
122 reviews
Top Rated
JIRA Software is an application lifecycle management solution for software development teams. It allows users to create, prioritize and track the progress of tasks across multiple team members, and offers a wide range of integrations. It is offered via the cloud and local servers.
Jama Connect
94 ratings
40 reviews
Top Rated
Jama, from the company of the same name in Portland, Oregon, is an application lifecycle management platform.
Azure DevOps Server (formerly Team Foundation Server)
140 ratings
35 reviews
Top Rated
AzureDevOps Server (formerly Team Foundation Server, or TFS) is a test management and application lifecycle management tool, from Microsoft's Visual Studio offerings. To license Azure DevOps Server an Azure DevOps license and a Windows operating system license (e.g. Windows Server) for each machine …
Beyond Compare
28 ratings
18 reviews
Beyond Compare from Scooter Software headquartered in Madison is a utility for comparing different version of documents and seeing the differences. It also allows changes to be merged and synchronized.
Rally Software (formerly CA Agile Central)
82 ratings
16 reviews
Rally Software headquartered in Boulder, Colorado developed the Rally agile software development / ALM platform which was acquired by CA Technologies and rebranded as CA Agile Central. After CA's acquisition by Broadcom the software was once again rebranded as Rally.
PTC Windchill RV&S (formerly Integrity Lifecycle Manager)
19 ratings
15 reviews
PTC Windchill RV&S (formerly Integrity Lifecycle Manager of the Integrity suite) is an MBSE (model-based systems engineering) suite. The former Integrity suite contains an Asset Library which supports systems-of-systems approach to design (i.e. linking models into higher-level models that subsume th…
Planview LeanKit
26 ratings
15 reviews
LeanKit is a project management solution built around flexibility, data-driven analytics, and workflow automation. The software was acquired by Planview in December 2017 to expand that company's capabilities.
Micro Focus Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (ALM/QC)
53 ratings
14 reviews
Micro Focus offers the former HPE application lifecycle management and quality assurance suite, Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (or ALM/QC).
SpiraTest
8 ratings
7 reviews
SpiraTest allows customers to manage their software testing and quality assurance activities. It provides requirements management, test management and bug-tracking functionality with integrated reporting.
SpiraTeam
3 ratings
2 reviews
Inflectra SpiraTeam is a project Management solution built around capabilities such as bug tracking, quality assurance, and collaboration.
CollabNet TeamForge
18 ratings
2 reviews
CollabNet in South San Francisco offers TeamForge, an application lifecycle management platform.
Micro Focus ALM Octane
14 ratings
2 reviews
Micro Focus ALM Octane, their flagship application lifecycle management (ALM) product.
Review Assistant
1 ratings
1 reviews
Review Assistant is a peer code review tool which integrates with popular control systems namely: TFS, Subversion, Mercurial, Git and Perforce. It is an plugin for Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 developed to enhance the team development process. The tool includes support for formal code review…
Rocket Aldon
1 ratings
1 reviews
Rocket® Aldon® solutions provide the tools and infrastructure users need to automate everything from the moment a change request comes in until a solution is delivered to production, as well as automate compliance reporting and audit tracking.The vendor aims to help users keep their software running…
Micro Focus Agile Manager (Discontinued)
8 ratings
1 reviews
Micro Focus Agile Manager is an application lifecycle management option acquired by Micro Focus from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. It has reached End of Life. Users are encouraged to migrate to Micro Focus ALM Octane.
TechExcel DevSuite
14 ratings
1 reviews
TechExcel in Lafayette, California offers DevSuite, an application lifecycle management (ALM) platform.
Code Compare
4 ratings
1 reviews
Code Compare is a file and folder merge tool that demonstrates a new level of code comparison. The vendor says that advanced comparison approaches, which consider the peculiarities of different programming languages make a significant advantage in code comparing. The Visual Studio integration helps …
Polarion ALM
4 ratings
1 reviews
Polarion ALM is an application requirement management software platform now owned and supported by Siemens since the 2015 acquisition.
GoCD
2 ratings
1 reviews
GoCD, from ThoughtWorks in Chicago, is an application lifecycle management and development tool.
Andagon Aqua
German company Andagon offers Aqua, an application lifecycle management platform.
CA Application Lifecycle Conductor
CA Technologies offers Application Lifecycle Conductor, an ALM suite.
zipBoard
zipBoard is a bug tracking and visual feedback tool which lets software teams take screenshots and assign tasks while browsing their web-based (web-apps, websites and E-learning) products. The vendor’s value proposition is that this solution makes collaboration among agile teams easier.
SprintGround
SprintGround is a task management, project tracking and collaboration tool for software development teams and enthusiasts. This solution provides a centralized platform to organize IT development projects, coordinate work, track time, monitor progress, plan releases and keep all team members up to d…
Parasoft Development Testing Platform
The Parasoft Development Testing Platform offers presents a testing and application lifecycle management solution.
codeBeamer ALM
Intland Software's codeBeamer ALM is a scalable Agile Application Lifecycle Management platform that focuses on traceability and compliance. codeBeamer ALM supports both Agile and Waterfall, and offers a scalable solution for both small and large organisations to develop better products faster. The …