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Comparison of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM).


Application Lifecycle Management
Full nameApplication Lifecycle Management (ALM)
DescriptionALM is the management of an application's lifecycle, which includes governance, development, and operation
GovernanceAgile, DevOps
TechnologySoftware, Digital
Snippet from Wikipedia: Application lifecycle management

Application lifecycle management (ALM) is the product lifecycle management (governance, development, and maintenance) of computer programs. It encompasses requirements management, software architecture, computer programming, software testing, software maintenance, change management, continuous integration, project management, and release management.


Product Lifecycle Management
Full nameProduct Lifecycle Management (PLM)
DescriptionPLM is a philosophy for how to manage a product and information about the product throughout the product's lifecycle
GovernanceProject management, BOM
TechnologyIndustry, Hardware engineering
Snippet from Wikipedia: Product lifecycle

In industry, product lifecycle management (PLM) is the process of managing the entire lifecycle of a product from its inception through the engineering, design and manufacture, as well as the service and disposal of manufactured products. PLM integrates people, data, processes, and business systems and provides a product information backbone for companies and their extended enterprises.


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  • What’s the Difference Between ALM and PLM?
    • ALM and PLM integration allows you to:
      • Quickly react to changing needs with the ability to capture and manage evolving requirements
      • Boost efficiency with better management of cross-functional requirements
      • Improve development times with enhanced team collaboration
      • Increase ROI with better management of defects and enhancements
      • Manage traceability of assets throughout all lifecycle phases

## ToDo ##

  • BOM vs SBOM (Software Bill of Material)
  • compare/alm_vs_plm.txt
  • Last modified: 2024/02/06 14:03
  • by Henrik Yllemo