What is ALM?

ALM – Application Lifecycle Management, is a wide term which encapsulates a large range of fields considering the application software stages of life, beginning with development and operational aspects up to governance aspects.

The ALM and DevOps Division specializes in the provision of application lifecycle management services and implementation using the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) platform.ALM

ALM comprises some of the following:

  •  SCM – Software Configuration Management, that aims for better code management and Versions Management.
  • Requirements Management (None Agile Methodologies) – Managing all the requirements for the target application, starting from the features/Scenarios/Customers requirements up to Low Level\Detailed Requirements
  • User Stories Management (Agile Methodologies) – Managing the Product Backlog and Iterations/Sprints, here too I can manage the features/Scenarios/Customers requirements
  • Tasks Management – Managing Agile and None Agile tasks and projects
  • DevOps – Managing the Software Configuration, Versions, Build Automation, Deployment and Production Management.

What is DevOps ?

DevOps is a software development method that stresses communication, collaboration and integration between software developers and information technology (IT). As such, it helps organizations to design and develop products and services rapidly.

The following are some of the services offered:

  • Migration/upgrade from legacy systems and versions to TFS 2012
  • Assistance defining and setting up a work methodology for managing the software development lifecycle
  • Implementation of Agile and SCRUM methodologies, as well as traditional development methods and regulatory procedures
  • Configuration management of code elements and databases, specializing in both project‑based and product-based companies
  • Integration with automatic build processes adapted to the customer’s environment
  • Requirements and tasks management, process design, control and monitoring
  • Integration of quality processes using test and lab-management methodologies
  • Establishment of test environments from definition of the methodology and design to execution of both manual and automatic tests
  • Interfaces with external systems like Quality Center and CRM
  • Deployment platforms using automatic build tools like TFS, TeamCity, Jenkins and others

How does ALM solutions improve organizational projects?

Building the right ALM methodologies can support the organization in many aspects including:

  • Migration/upgrade from legacy systems and versions to TFS 2012
  • Time to market
  • Higher products quality
  • Faster development
  • Better customer support
  • Shorter response time
  • Better control over the Development and QA

Why Top-Q ?

Our unique approach maintains that knowledge should be imparted based on experience, code examples and other live examples, while reducing theoretical lessons to a minimum. In addition, training and consulting services are provided by field experts with years of hands-on experience.

The division works in full cooperation with Microsoft and other representatives engaged in developments in Visual Studio and TFS. In the framework of Top-Q’s collaboration with Microsoft, our consultants and experts present at Microsoft’s professional conferences like Tech Ed and Visual Studio Launch Event. They also lecture before Microsoft’s user groups.

Top-Q has a wide experience building the right solution for a various types of organizations from small start-up companies up to leading enterprises.

Top-Q consultants know how to match the right solution for your organization and to lead the organization through a custom-made change up to a full implementation of the solution.