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10 outils ALM pour réaliser de meilleurs projets

La liste des meilleurs logiciels ALM

Sur la base des critères ci-dessus, voici les principaux outils ALM présentés dans cette revue, vous trouverez un tableau récapitulatif ci-dessous.

  1. codebeamer

    Best ALM tool for regulatory compliance with PLM & 3rd party integrations

  2. Visure

    Best ALM tool for systems engineering and embedded systems

  3. Jama Software

    Best ALM/PLM tool

  4. MeisterTask

    Best ALM tool for agile teams

  5. JIRA

    Best ALM tool for large, distributed teams

  6. Targetprocess

    Best free ALM tool

  7. Tuleap

    Best open-source ALM tool

  8. Micro Focus ALM Software

    Best ALM tool for DevOps and CI/CD

  9. Perforce Helix ALM

    Best ALM tool for testing and test management

  10. Collabnet VersionOne

    Best ALM tool for SAFe

Le paysage des outils ALM évolue sous nos pieds.

Pourquoi?

Parce que la discipline de l’ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) ou gestion du cycle de vie des applications, est plein évolution, l’IdO en plein essor et la frontière entre produits physiques et logiciels a déjà commencé à s’estomper.

De nombreuses organisations constatent qu’elles doivent mettre à jour, intégrer ou reconsidérer les outils de gestion du cycle de vie des applications qu’elles utilisent afin de mettre en place un système qui supporte réellement la nature de leur cycle de vie (qu’il s’agisse de matériel, de logiciel ou de quelque chose entre les deux – j’y reviendrai ultérieurement).

Dans cette revue, je donne une brève définition de l’ALM et j’explique ce que sont les outils ALM – ce qu’ils font, quels avantages ils offrent et ce qu’un bon outil ALM devrait offrir. J’ai inclus une description détaillée de certains des meilleurs logiciels ALM sur le marché (y compris leurs caractéristiques, leurs principaux avantages et inconvénients, leurs intégrations, leurs prix et un score de qualité global). Enfin, je décris les principaux points à considérer lors du choix d’un outil ALM pour votre organisation.

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Premièrement, qu’est-ce que ALM?

Question facile, pas si facile d’y répondre.

Pour commencer, Application Lifecycle Management Body of Knowledge (ALMBOK) donne une signification ALM basique :

“ALM définit comment une application logicielle est gérée depuis sa conception, en passant par sa création et son déploiement, jusqu’à son arrêt éventuel.”

En pratique, l’ALM n’est pas aussi simple.

La frontière entre les logiciels et le matériel (y compris les produits physiques) s’estompe avec la croissance de l’IdO. Les disciplines autrefois séparées de l’ALM, qui s’occupe principalement de la gestion du cycle de vie des logiciels et du PLM, qui s’occupe de la gestion du cycle de vie physique des produits, convergent. De nombreux experts de l’industrie prédisent que d’ici quelques années, nous l’appellerons simplement gestion du cycle de vie de l’entreprise, ou ELM.

Cela dit, l’ALM est un terme large qui englobe de nombreuses disciplines. Pour illustrer mon propos, voici une liste de disciplines qui s’inscrivent dans le cadre de ALM ou qui chevauchent l’ALM :

  • Élaboration de l’analyse de rentabilisation
  • Gestion de projet
  • Gestion des biens
  • Gestion de la sécurité
  • Gestion des licences
  • Gestion du changement
  • Gestion des versions
  • Gestion des exigences
  • Développement
  • Assurance de la qualité
  • Soutien à la clientèle
  • Prestation des services de TI
  • Test de logiciels
  • Gestion de portefeuille (projet, application, etc.)
  • Gestion des processus d’affaires
  • Gestion des connaissances
  • Conformité
  • Architecture (IT, Solution, Infra, Logiciels)

La liste pourrait probablement être plus longue, mais il est plus utile de la distiller en quelque chose de concret pour nos besoins.

Une définition simple de l’ALM

En général, une façon simple de voir l’ALM est la suivante : ALM est le mariage entre le développement logiciel et la gestion d’entreprise. L’examiner sous cet angle simplifié nous permet d’évaluer plus clairement les meilleurs logiciels ALM, ce que je vais aborder dans la section suivante.

Qu’est-ce qu’un outil ALM et que fait-il?

Contrairement aux outils de développement de logiciels autonomes ou aux outils de planification agile qui, dans l’ensemble, servent le même objectif pour tous les utilisateurs, les outils ALM doivent regrouper un certain nombre de disciplines sous un même toit.

Pour cette raison, les outils ALM sont généralement vendus sous forme de suites logicielles comportant plusieurs modules ou composants. Ceux-ci peuvent être intégrés pour fournir un environnement standardisé qui soutient votre organisation à travers toutes les phases du cycle de développement du logiciel (de la conception au déploiement et à la retraite éventuelle), en plus de fournir des outils de gestion d’entreprise et des outils d’ingénierie de logiciel pour les fonctions énumérées dans la section précédente.

Les personnes qui utilisent un outil ALM au sein d’une organisation l’utiliseront à des fins très différentes, exécutant des fonctions différentes pour atteindre des objectifs différents. Pour cette raison, il est peu probable que vous trouviez une solution ALM offrant absolument tout ce dont vous avez besoin dès le départ. Néanmoins, l’utilisation d’un logiciel ALM présente de nombreux avantages, que je décris ci-dessous.

Quels sont les principaux avantages des logiciels ALM?

Les outils ALM remplissent de nombreuses fonctions – voici quelques principaux avantages que vous pouvez tirer de la mise en œuvre d’une solution ALM :

Benefits of Application Lifecycle Management Tool
  • Environnement standardisé pour la collaboration entre les départements, intégrant les outils de développement logiciel avec différents outils de gestion
  • Automatisation et rationalisation du processus de développement logiciel
  • Clarté et simplicité accrues pour les processus complexes
  • Amélioration de la qualité des logiciels
  • Réduction des coûts
  • Réduction des délais de mise sur le marché
  • Audits de conformité améliorés (particulièrement importants pour les industries essentielles à la sécurité)

Bien sûr, pour obtenir ces avantages, vous devez vous assurer de choisir un outil qui répond réellement à votre cas d’utilisation, sinon vous courez le risque qu’il devienne un gaspillage d’argent et d’espace comme “shelfware”. Vous trouverez ci-dessous les critères qui vous aideront à choisir le bon outil.

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Les meilleurs outils ALM

Voici quelques meilleurs outils ALM disponibles aujourd’hui. Poursuivez votre lecture pour comprendre ce qu’ils offrent, en quoi ils se distinguent des autres outils et pour quels types d’organisations et de projets ils sont les mieux adaptés.

1

codebeamer

Best ALM tool for regulatory compliance with PLM & 3rd party integrations

Intland Software’s codebeamer is an application lifecycle management platform for advanced product and software development in traditional or regulated safety-critical industries.

The open platform extends comprehensive ALM functionalities with product line configuration capabilities, and provides unique configurability for complex processes. codebeamer is a complete lifecycle management solution with all-in-one requirements, risk, and test management capabilities. The platform provides unique digital workflows for collaborative development, efficiency in product line engineering, and regulatory compliance support for highly regulated industries.

Provide all your teams with a collaborative development hub that enables streamlined data access for all stakeholders. Use codebeamer to establish a digital thread that connects workflows, teams, and tools in digital product innovation. Easily adapt the solution to special engineering needs, and automate process control for regulatory requirements.

Native integrations, flexible APIs, and connections to Integration-as-a-Service hubs enable teams to contribute to the shared development process without disrupting existing toolchains. Visual data analytics capabilities provide end-to-end lifecycle insights with custom reports.

The tool integrates with Jira, Microsoft Word, Excel, IBM Rational DOORS, and plenty more.

codebeamer is available as an on-premise or cloud-hosted SaaS starting at $125/user/month. A free 30-day trial is provided.

 

30 days free trial

From $125/user/month

2

Visure

Best ALM tool for systems engineering and embedded systems

Visure is known as the breakthrough vendor in ALM platforms, offering a product that allows companies of all sizes to perform advanced requirements management throughout the application lifecycle. Their Requirements ALM solution was built to address embedded systems and system engineering needs, offering a single unified requirements ALM platform capable of supporting different development lifecycle processes. This solution factors in all aspects of system engineering development, including product software, embedded software, electrical, mechanical and hardware requirements, and enterprise IT development.

Visure Requirements ALM Platform is a comprehensive tool that supports several lifecycle management activities. These include requirements management, bug and issue management, change management, risk management, testing, configuration management, quality management, and reporting. Its end-to-end requirement traceability is defined through a graphical representation (Visure Meta-Model) that automatically enforces traceability throughout projects. The centralized database allows multiple distributed stakeholders collaborate in one platform.

Visure’s API integrates with 3 party tools such as modeling tools, other RM tools, prototyping tools, bug-tracking tools, testing tools, project management tools, ALM tools, and PLM tools.

Visure’s pricing and trial information are available on request. They also offer demos and product sheets.

Pricing Upon Request

3

Jama Software

Best ALM/PLM tool

Jama Connect is an application lifecycle management tool with a feature set that supports complex products, systems, software projects, and industry-focused services.

Features include the ability to accurately capture and communicate requirements, goals, progress, and interdependencies throughout the development process. It also allows end-to-end live traceability of people, data, and processes, along with real-time impact analysis, reviews, and approvals with team collaboration. You can manage requirements and traceability across the lifecycle, with flexibility to support various engineering disciplines and development methodologies.

You can integrate Jama Connect requirements and test plans with ALM, PLM, QA, and MBSE to ensure full traceability, visibility, and collaboration across the lifecycle. With API integrations and third-party integration hubs, teams can work in familiar tools while contributing to projects in Jama Connect.

Jama Connect licenses are available on a user and floating basis through an annual subscription model. Pricing and trial information is available upon request.

Pricing Upon Request

4

MeisterTask

Best ALM tool for agile teams

MeisterTask is a task and project management tool that can be used to facilitate application lifecycle management. Requirements, bugs, and test cases can be tracked using the task management features. Users can assign team members to tasks, set due dates, track time, and more. MeisterTask is intuitive and simple to use, with a clean interface

The tool also allows users to create custom fields and checklists for tasks, add attachments and share files, set task dependencies and relationships, and use tags to organize tasks. There is also a timeline feature that works similarly to a Gantt chart, displaying all tasks within a project according to due dates and the order in which they should be completed. Users can drag-and-drop to adjust deadlines and add tasks, as well as colour-code items on the timeline.

MeisterTask also offers a variety of automations, the ability to create recurring tasks, and Kanban boards. Users can also set up backlogs and manage tasks on them collaboratively. Real-time notifications keep both the project team and the product owner up to date about project progress, while detailed statistics and reports provide insight into the team’s performance. Communication features include comments, mentions, and email notifications.

MeisterTask integrates with sister software MindMeister as well as Gmail, Outlook, Slack, Microsoft Teams, GitHub, Zendesk, Google Drive, and more.

MeisterTask costs from $8.25/user/month. They also offer a freemium plan.

Free trial available

From $8.25/month (billed annually)

5

JIRA

Best ALM tool for large, distributed teams

Atlassian is a household name in software development lifecycle (SDLC) tools. Usually, people compare it to the likes of big names like IBM and the HP ALM tool. They offer solutions geared toward agile development teams in anything from startups to corporate enterprises.

The Atlassian software suite for ALM can include any number of Atlassian products, sold separately, that integrate with one another. These include Jira (task and project management), Confluence (collaboration), HipChat (real-time messaging), Bitbucket and Stash (code management and software developing tools), and add-ons like Jira Service Desk (issue management and support). These are available on-premise or as a SaaS.

The main advantage of using Jira and other Atlassian products for ALM is the well-developed suite of plug-ins, add-ons, and modules that you can use to customize your solution. It’s a good choice for organizations who plan to expand or who have large, distributed teams (it’s worth noting that Atlassian products are available in about a dozen languages). The suite can be customized for just about every use case conceivable, and they offer good support and training through their Expert network and Atlassian University.

At the same time, while Jira is highly customizable, it doesn’t offer the out-of-the-box convenience or structure that a more all-encompassing solution does. You have to come with some knowledge of the features your business requires, and where to find them in the Atlassian suite.

Jira costs from $10/month for 1-10 users.

7 Days Free Trial

$10/user

6

Targetprocess

Best free ALM tool

Targetprocess is marketed as a visual platform to help agile teams scale, providing support for LeSS and SAFe as well as the custom agile framework of your choosing. It's a hybrid between an all-in-one solution and a platform like Tuleap that’s designed to sync your existing tools.

Targetprocess is a really good choice for small to mid-sized companies who aim to scale quickly. Because they offer a free basic version with unlimited users, it’s an attractive choice for teams who are trying out an ALM system for the first time and need to get the hang of their new processes without being overwhelmed by features (or paying an arm and leg for a license).

It supplies an intuitive and easy-to-navigate interface with tools for workflow configuration, requirements management, task management, web-based administration (field-level mapping, automated conflict resolution, etc.), and reporting at the portfolio, program, and product level). Additionally, they offer a Service Desk standalone app that enables issue management in the same standard environment as your development.

Targetprocess comes with 60+ pre-built integrations and offers plugins, mashups, webhooks, REST API and SDK to sync with your existing SLDC tools. It’s available as a SaaS and as an on-premise solution.

Targetprocess costs from $20/user/month. They also offer a free Team version with unlimited users.

Free Team version

From $20/user/month

7

Tuleap

Best open-source ALM tool

Tuleap is quite different from the other tools on the list. In essence, it’s an all-in-one, 100% open source ALM software that provides an open framework for various ALM configurations. They market the tool as being “designed to be re-designed” by your teams. As a result, it grants you the ability to integrate a large number of familiar project management, requirements management, code versioning, code review, CI, test management, documentation, collaboration, and tracking tools.

Tuleap can be set up for the methodologies of your choice (Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall) and allows you to work with tools that might already be in your toolkit (Git, Jenkins, Eclipse, etc). It’s an enterprise-class solution that can be hosted on-premise or in the cloud.

Like a lot of open-source software, a major benefit of using Tuleap is community support. Users can get access to the Community Edition—Tuleap’s under development branch—for free, and the company hosts regular webinars and live training and tutorials with Q&A sessions. This is a great ALM tool for teams who use, and like using, a lot of different tools and simply want a central place to integrate them.

Paid versions of Tuleap cost from €5/user/month (~ $5.71 USD/user/month).

$12.50 for the Access package for on-premises needs

8

Micro Focus ALM Software

Best ALM tool for DevOps and CI/CD

Micro Focus offers various products for application lifecycle management, with ALM Octane acting as the main platform and syncing with other applications like their DevOps suite. This is an enterprise agile solution designed to help you scale agile processes, but it accommodates Waterfall and hybrid methodologies as well.

Micro Focus’ ALM software supplies features for continuous ALM testing, defect management, requirements management, cross-project reporting, quality management, and more. It enables organizations to analyze and track continuous pipelines in order to get real-time insight into your CI and CD ecosystems, and it offers a very high degree of flexibility in its business rule engines and customizable forms.

Although the reporting features aren’t quite as good as some of the other tools on this list, users have praised Micro Focus’ ALM tools for their short learning curve: its easily configured graphical interface, as well as its speedy implementation and quick adoption by members within the organization. Overall, this tool is best suited to businesses with a DevOps focus—it offers an array of high-value DevOps-related features that don’t really make sense for use cases where DevOps doesn’t come into play.

Micro Focus can be integrated with 3rd party tools through its REST API, and it comes with out-of-the-box integrations with leading tools like TFS, Jira, Jenkins, Git, and Visual Studio.

Micro Focus ALM Software costs from approx. $150/month.

From approx. $150/month

9

Perforce Helix ALM

Best ALM tool for testing and test management

Formerly Seapine TTP, Perforce’s Helix ALM software is an integration of 3 modules which you can use all together or separately: Helix RM (requirements management), Helix TCM (test case management) and Helix IM (issue management).

Helix ALM is a fast, powerful tool with a great graphical user interface, powerful CLI, and easy integration with IDEs and CI systems. It supports all project methodologies, including hybrids, and offers a comprehensive set of features for requirements management, planning, testing management, issue tracking, automated workflow configuration, risk management, change management, reporting, and collaboration with stakeholders.

The advantage of using Helix ALM is that it’s a very powerful, reliable tool for large projects, and it’s especially well-suited for industries with rigorous compliance standards. The downside to using this tool is that it takes effort to learn and understand how it works—many users have commented on its difficult learning curve and the need to factor in time to train your teams on best practices for using the software.

Helix ALM integrates quickly with source control tools and comes with pre-built integrations with tools like Jira (two-way sync), Slack, git, Rational Doors, Visual Studio, eclipse, and several others.

Perforce Helix ALM costs from $89/month.

10 days free trial

From $89/month

10

Collabnet VersionOne

Best ALM tool for SAFe

The two companies CollabNet and VersionOne merged in 2017, combining their software to create an attractive offering of ALM, DevOps, and Agile enterprise solutions. This is a leading example of the type of evolution we can expect to see in ALM as more and more organizations are unifying development and operations, adopting a customized agile approach—and needing a toolset that’s designed to actively shape this evolving, unified atmosphere.

Collabnet VersionOne’s ALM toolkit is designed to help agile enterprises scale, with support for Scrum, Kanban, XP, SAFe, and hybrid methodologies.

Along with VersionOne, which provides agile enterprise management features, their ALM suite includes products like Continuum (continuous delivery platform/DevOps), TeamForge (management platform for bi-modal development), TeamForge SCM (version control compliance, governance, security), and VS (value stream). Through this collection of products, they supply virtually everything under the sun—features for release automation, customer idea management, portfolio planning, test case management, defect tracking, reporting, budgeting, and much more.

Additionally, Collabnet VersionOne comes with 80+ pre-built integrations with leading tools like Jira, CA Agile, ServiceNow, Microsoft TFS, HP, Salesforce, Perforce, GitHub, Jenkins (and the list goes on). On top of this, they sweeten the deal by providing ample support in the form of Scrum, Agile, and product trainings, along with implementation and agile transformation consulting.

Collabnet VersionOne costs from $29/month/user.

From $29/month/user

Synthèse des meilleurs outils (ALM) de gestion du cycle de vie des applications

Ce tableau offre un résumé de base des principaux outils de ALM de notre étude. Affichez les informations de base sur les prix, les informations d’essai et la note de qualité de chaque outil. Ensuite, pour en savoir plus, retrouvez les revues détaillées de chaque outil dans la section suivante.

1

codebeamer

Best ALM tool for regulatory compliance with PLM & 3rd party integrations

Intland Software’s codebeamer is an application lifecycle management platform for advanced product and software development in traditional or regulated safety-critical industries.

The open platform extends comprehensive ALM functionalities with product line configuration capabilities, and provides unique configurability for complex processes. codebeamer is a complete lifecycle management solution with all-in-one requirements, risk, and test management capabilities. The platform provides unique digital workflows for collaborative development, efficiency in product line engineering, and regulatory compliance support for highly regulated industries.

Provide all your teams with a collaborative development hub that enables streamlined data access for all stakeholders. Use codebeamer to establish a digital thread that connects workflows, teams, and tools in digital product innovation. Easily adapt the solution to special engineering needs, and automate process control for regulatory requirements.

Native integrations, flexible APIs, and connections to Integration-as-a-Service hubs enable teams to contribute to the shared development process without disrupting existing toolchains. Visual data analytics capabilities provide end-to-end lifecycle insights with custom reports.

The tool integrates with Jira, Microsoft Word, Excel, IBM Rational DOORS, and plenty more.

codebeamer is available as an on-premise or cloud-hosted SaaS starting at $125/user/month. A free 30-day trial is provided.

 

30 days free trial

From $125/user/month

2

Visure

Best ALM tool for systems engineering and embedded systems

Visure is known as the breakthrough vendor in ALM platforms, offering a product that allows companies of all sizes to perform advanced requirements management throughout the application lifecycle. Their Requirements ALM solution was built to address embedded systems and system engineering needs, offering a single unified requirements ALM platform capable of supporting different development lifecycle processes. This solution factors in all aspects of system engineering development, including product software, embedded software, electrical, mechanical and hardware requirements, and enterprise IT development.

Visure Requirements ALM Platform is a comprehensive tool that supports several lifecycle management activities. These include requirements management, bug and issue management, change management, risk management, testing, configuration management, quality management, and reporting. Its end-to-end requirement traceability is defined through a graphical representation (Visure Meta-Model) that automatically enforces traceability throughout projects. The centralized database allows multiple distributed stakeholders collaborate in one platform.

Visure’s API integrates with 3 party tools such as modeling tools, other RM tools, prototyping tools, bug-tracking tools, testing tools, project management tools, ALM tools, and PLM tools.

Visure’s pricing and trial information are available on request. They also offer demos and product sheets.

Pricing Upon Request

3

Jama Software

Best ALM/PLM tool

Jama Connect is an application lifecycle management tool with a feature set that supports complex products, systems, software projects, and industry-focused services.

Features include the ability to accurately capture and communicate requirements, goals, progress, and interdependencies throughout the development process. It also allows end-to-end live traceability of people, data, and processes, along with real-time impact analysis, reviews, and approvals with team collaboration. You can manage requirements and traceability across the lifecycle, with flexibility to support various engineering disciplines and development methodologies.

You can integrate Jama Connect requirements and test plans with ALM, PLM, QA, and MBSE to ensure full traceability, visibility, and collaboration across the lifecycle. With API integrations and third-party integration hubs, teams can work in familiar tools while contributing to projects in Jama Connect.

Jama Connect licenses are available on a user and floating basis through an annual subscription model. Pricing and trial information is available upon request.

Pricing Upon Request

4

MeisterTask

Best ALM tool for agile teams

MeisterTask is a task and project management tool that can be used to facilitate application lifecycle management. Requirements, bugs, and test cases can be tracked using the task management features. Users can assign team members to tasks, set due dates, track time, and more. MeisterTask is intuitive and simple to use, with a clean interface

The tool also allows users to create custom fields and checklists for tasks, add attachments and share files, set task dependencies and relationships, and use tags to organize tasks. There is also a timeline feature that works similarly to a Gantt chart, displaying all tasks within a project according to due dates and the order in which they should be completed. Users can drag-and-drop to adjust deadlines and add tasks, as well as colour-code items on the timeline.

MeisterTask also offers a variety of automations, the ability to create recurring tasks, and Kanban boards. Users can also set up backlogs and manage tasks on them collaboratively. Real-time notifications keep both the project team and the product owner up to date about project progress, while detailed statistics and reports provide insight into the team’s performance. Communication features include comments, mentions, and email notifications.

MeisterTask integrates with sister software MindMeister as well as Gmail, Outlook, Slack, Microsoft Teams, GitHub, Zendesk, Google Drive, and more.

MeisterTask costs from $8.25/user/month. They also offer a freemium plan.

Free trial available

From $8.25/month (billed annually)

5

JIRA

Best ALM tool for large, distributed teams

Atlassian is a household name in software development lifecycle (SDLC) tools. Usually, people compare it to the likes of big names like IBM and the HP ALM tool. They offer solutions geared toward agile development teams in anything from startups to corporate enterprises.

The Atlassian software suite for ALM can include any number of Atlassian products, sold separately, that integrate with one another. These include Jira (task and project management), Confluence (collaboration), HipChat (real-time messaging), Bitbucket and Stash (code management and software developing tools), and add-ons like Jira Service Desk (issue management and support). These are available on-premise or as a SaaS.

The main advantage of using Jira and other Atlassian products for ALM is the well-developed suite of plug-ins, add-ons, and modules that you can use to customize your solution. It’s a good choice for organizations who plan to expand or who have large, distributed teams (it’s worth noting that Atlassian products are available in about a dozen languages). The suite can be customized for just about every use case conceivable, and they offer good support and training through their Expert network and Atlassian University.

At the same time, while Jira is highly customizable, it doesn’t offer the out-of-the-box convenience or structure that a more all-encompassing solution does. You have to come with some knowledge of the features your business requires, and where to find them in the Atlassian suite.

Jira costs from $10/month for 1-10 users.

7 Days Free Trial

$10/user

6

Targetprocess

Best free ALM tool

Targetprocess is marketed as a visual platform to help agile teams scale, providing support for LeSS and SAFe as well as the custom agile framework of your choosing. It's a hybrid between an all-in-one solution and a platform like Tuleap that’s designed to sync your existing tools.

Targetprocess is a really good choice for small to mid-sized companies who aim to scale quickly. Because they offer a free basic version with unlimited users, it’s an attractive choice for teams who are trying out an ALM system for the first time and need to get the hang of their new processes without being overwhelmed by features (or paying an arm and leg for a license).

It supplies an intuitive and easy-to-navigate interface with tools for workflow configuration, requirements management, task management, web-based administration (field-level mapping, automated conflict resolution, etc.), and reporting at the portfolio, program, and product level). Additionally, they offer a Service Desk standalone app that enables issue management in the same standard environment as your development.

Targetprocess comes with 60+ pre-built integrations and offers plugins, mashups, webhooks, REST API and SDK to sync with your existing SLDC tools. It’s available as a SaaS and as an on-premise solution.

Targetprocess costs from $20/user/month. They also offer a free Team version with unlimited users.

Free Team version

From $20/user/month

7

Tuleap

Best open-source ALM tool

Tuleap is quite different from the other tools on the list. In essence, it’s an all-in-one, 100% open source ALM software that provides an open framework for various ALM configurations. They market the tool as being “designed to be re-designed” by your teams. As a result, it grants you the ability to integrate a large number of familiar project management, requirements management, code versioning, code review, CI, test management, documentation, collaboration, and tracking tools.

Tuleap can be set up for the methodologies of your choice (Scrum, Kanban, Waterfall) and allows you to work with tools that might already be in your toolkit (Git, Jenkins, Eclipse, etc). It’s an enterprise-class solution that can be hosted on-premise or in the cloud.

Like a lot of open-source software, a major benefit of using Tuleap is community support. Users can get access to the Community Edition—Tuleap’s under development branch—for free, and the company hosts regular webinars and live training and tutorials with Q&A sessions. This is a great ALM tool for teams who use, and like using, a lot of different tools and simply want a central place to integrate them.

Paid versions of Tuleap cost from €5/user/month (~ $5.71 USD/user/month).

$12.50 for the Access package for on-premises needs

8

Micro Focus ALM Software

Best ALM tool for DevOps and CI/CD

Micro Focus offers various products for application lifecycle management, with ALM Octane acting as the main platform and syncing with other applications like their DevOps suite. This is an enterprise agile solution designed to help you scale agile processes, but it accommodates Waterfall and hybrid methodologies as well.

Micro Focus’ ALM software supplies features for continuous ALM testing, defect management, requirements management, cross-project reporting, quality management, and more. It enables organizations to analyze and track continuous pipelines in order to get real-time insight into your CI and CD ecosystems, and it offers a very high degree of flexibility in its business rule engines and customizable forms.

Although the reporting features aren’t quite as good as some of the other tools on this list, users have praised Micro Focus’ ALM tools for their short learning curve: its easily configured graphical interface, as well as its speedy implementation and quick adoption by members within the organization. Overall, this tool is best suited to businesses with a DevOps focus—it offers an array of high-value DevOps-related features that don’t really make sense for use cases where DevOps doesn’t come into play.

Micro Focus can be integrated with 3rd party tools through its REST API, and it comes with out-of-the-box integrations with leading tools like TFS, Jira, Jenkins, Git, and Visual Studio.

Micro Focus ALM Software costs from approx. $150/month.

From approx. $150/month

9

Perforce Helix ALM

Best ALM tool for testing and test management

Formerly Seapine TTP, Perforce’s Helix ALM software is an integration of 3 modules which you can use all together or separately: Helix RM (requirements management), Helix TCM (test case management) and Helix IM (issue management).

Helix ALM is a fast, powerful tool with a great graphical user interface, powerful CLI, and easy integration with IDEs and CI systems. It supports all project methodologies, including hybrids, and offers a comprehensive set of features for requirements management, planning, testing management, issue tracking, automated workflow configuration, risk management, change management, reporting, and collaboration with stakeholders.

The advantage of using Helix ALM is that it’s a very powerful, reliable tool for large projects, and it’s especially well-suited for industries with rigorous compliance standards. The downside to using this tool is that it takes effort to learn and understand how it works—many users have commented on its difficult learning curve and the need to factor in time to train your teams on best practices for using the software.

Helix ALM integrates quickly with source control tools and comes with pre-built integrations with tools like Jira (two-way sync), Slack, git, Rational Doors, Visual Studio, eclipse, and several others.

Perforce Helix ALM costs from $89/month.

10 days free trial

From $89/month

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Collabnet VersionOne

Best ALM tool for SAFe

The two companies CollabNet and VersionOne merged in 2017, combining their software to create an attractive offering of ALM, DevOps, and Agile enterprise solutions. This is a leading example of the type of evolution we can expect to see in ALM as more and more organizations are unifying development and operations, adopting a customized agile approach—and needing a toolset that’s designed to actively shape this evolving, unified atmosphere.

Collabnet VersionOne’s ALM toolkit is designed to help agile enterprises scale, with support for Scrum, Kanban, XP, SAFe, and hybrid methodologies.

Along with VersionOne, which provides agile enterprise management features, their ALM suite includes products like Continuum (continuous delivery platform/DevOps), TeamForge (management platform for bi-modal development), TeamForge SCM (version control compliance, governance, security), and VS (value stream). Through this collection of products, they supply virtually everything under the sun—features for release automation, customer idea management, portfolio planning, test case management, defect tracking, reporting, budgeting, and much more.

Additionally, Collabnet VersionOne comes with 80+ pre-built integrations with leading tools like Jira, CA Agile, ServiceNow, Microsoft TFS, HP, Salesforce, Perforce, GitHub, Jenkins (and the list goes on). On top of this, they sweeten the deal by providing ample support in the form of Scrum, Agile, and product trainings, along with implementation and agile transformation consulting.

Collabnet VersionOne costs from $29/month/user.

From $29/month/user

Synthèse des meilleurs outils (ALM) de gestion du cycle de vie des applications

Tool Free Option Price
1
codebeamer

Best ALM tool for regulatory compliance with PLM & 3rd party integrations

30 days free trial

From $125/user/month Visit Website
2
Visure

Best ALM tool for systems engineering and embedded systems

Not available

Pricing Upon Request Visit Website
3
Jama Software

Best ALM/PLM tool

Not available

Pricing Upon Request Visit Website
4
MeisterTask

Best ALM tool for agile teams

Free trial available

From $8.25/month (billed annually) Visit Website
5
JIRA

Best ALM tool for large, distributed teams

7 Days Free Trial

$10/user Visit Website
6
Targetprocess

Best free ALM tool

Free Team version

From $20/user/month Visit Website
7
Tuleap

Best open-source ALM tool

Not available

$12.50 for the Access package for on-premises needs Visit Website
8
Micro Focus ALM Software

Best ALM tool for DevOps and CI/CD

Not available

From approx. $150/month Visit Website
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Perforce Helix ALM

Best ALM tool for testing and test management

10 days free trial

From $89/month Visit Website
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Collabnet VersionOne

Best ALM tool for SAFe

Not available

From $29/month/user Visit Website

Liste des autres outils ALM

Je n’ai pas eu le temps de les passer en revue, mais si les logiciels ci-dessus ne fonctionnent pas pour vous, voici quelques autres bons outils ALM à vérifier:

  1. Microsoft Azure DevOps

    Best ALM tool for small DevOps teams

  2. Inflectra SpiraTeam

    Best value-for-price ALM tool

  3. Orcanos Application Lifecycle Management

    Best ALM system for high-tech, electronics, and medical enterprises

  4. CA Agile Central

    Best ALM tool for agile teams

Vous voulez de l’aide pour réduire les options?

Cet outil est très utile. Nous nous sommes associés à Crozdesk pour vous donner accès à leur “Software Finder”.

Si vous saisissez certains détails sur votre projet et les fonctionnalités que vous recherchez dans un outil de gestion de projet, une liste d’outils correspondant à vos préférences sera générée. Vous fournissez votre email, et ils vous envoient un beau guide PDF avec un résumé de vos meilleures options.

Critères de sélection des logiciels ALM

Ci-dessous, j’expose les critères que j’ai utilisés pour sélectionner les meilleurs outils ALM sur le marché afin que vous puissiez facilement comparer les outils en fonction des caractéristiques critiques que je pense que tout bon logiciel ALM devrait fournir. Voici les caractéristiques et les fonctions qu’offre le meilleur logiciel ALM afin de supporter l’ensemble du cycle de vie de développement d’une application:

ALM tools - functions and features Infographic

Gestion des besoins:

  • Élaborer des besoins et des histoires d’utilisateurs, puis décomposer en tâches détaillées pour le suivi des ressources.
  • Établir l’ordre de priorité et le calendrier des besoins pour chaque rejet ou itération.
  • Affectation des besoins, des tâches et des incidents à l’aide du tableau de planification Agile

Tests et AQ:

  • Créer, éditer et exécuter des cas de test
  • Créer et affecter des ensembles de tests pour la gestion de l’exécution des tests
  • Cartographier les essais en fonction des exigences pour suivre la couverture
  • Gérer les tests manuels et automatisés

Suivi des bugs:

  • Enregistrer les bugs liés aux étapes de test pour une traçabilité complète des tests
  • Suivre les bugs, les améliorations, les risques et les problèmes liés aux changements dans votre référentiel de code source.

Gestion de projet + Rapports

  • Tableaux de bord personnalisés et rapports personnalisables
  • Historique complet de toutes les modifications apportées au système
  • Graphiques et rapports personnalisables en plusieurs formats (HTML, MS-Office et Adobe Acrobat)

Collaboration:

  • Possibilité de joindre des documents, des captures d’écran et des URL à tous les artefacts
  • Messagerie, notifications, révisions, approbations

Intégration:

  • avec d’autres outils – intégrations avec des outils de développement logiciel (outils de développement SW), environnements de déploiement, serveurs, outils de reporting, etc.

Pour consulter les outils qui se spécialisent dans certains de ces domaines, jetez un coup d’œil à ces évaluations:

Comment choisir le meilleur outil pour votre équipe?

Plus que la plupart des autres outils, la mise en œuvre d’une suite logicielle ALM peut représenter un investissement important en temps et en efforts. Il y a beaucoup de pression pour choisir le bon outil parce que pratiquement tout le monde au sein et autour de votre organisation l’utilisera dans une certaine mesure.

Ci-dessous, je simplifie le processus en fournissant une liste des questions importantes à poser lors du processus de sélection afin de choisir le bon logiciel ALM pour votre cas d’utilisation.

Je vous recommande d’essayer de répondre au plus grand nombre possible de ces questions. Ensuite, utilisez-les pour créer une liste d’exigences que vous avez d’un outil ALM, et classez-les en fonction de leur importance. Lorsque vous commencerez à examiner les outils, cela apportera beaucoup plus clarté à votre processus de prise de décision.

Est-ce que vous fusionnez des actifs?

Si vous avez fait l’objet d’une fusion (ou de fusions multiples), vous êtes chargé de relever le défi d’unifier des systèmes existants disparates et diverses approches ALM. Vous êtes principalement concerné par la consolidation de vos processus ALM existants et l’établissement d’un cadre commun de collaboration. Dans ce scénario, les outils dotés de fortes capacités de collaboration et d’intégration devraient être en tête de liste. Optez pour des solutions de gestion du cycle de vie collaboratif (CLM) comme IBM Rational, Rally Project Management, Microsoft et HP ALM, qui s’adressent aux grands acteurs de l’industrie.

Êtes-vous une startup?

Les petites entreprises qui s’attendent à une croissance rapide ou qui connaissent une croissance rapide ont besoin d’un type d’organisation ALM différent de celui d’une entreprise de longue date. Votre outil ALM doit fournir un environnement qui peut être rapidement reconfiguré, qui peut s’adapter à de nouveaux niveaux de gestion et à de nouveaux départements.

Vous êtes aussi probablement fortement concentré sur l’intégration Agile et/ou continue, vous aurez donc besoin d’un outil conçu pour mettre à l’échelle une entreprise agile et prenant en charge Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Dans ce cas d’utilisation, Collabnet VersionOne, Targetprocess, MicroFocus et Atlassian sont tous des concurrents solides.

Avez-vous besoin d’un logiciel ALM parce que vous êtes soumis à une réglementation?

Pour les organisations assujetties à des organismes de réglementation tels que les entreprises médicales ou critiques sur le plan de la sécurité, la conformité aux normes est un point important à considérer au moment de choisir entre les outils de ALM. Dans ce cas, vous voudrez prioriser les outils avec des systèmes de management de la qualité (QMS) tels qu’Orcanos.  De même, recherchez des outils dotés de nombreuses fonctionnalités pour la gestion de la documentation, l’évaluation des risques de la FEMA et la traçabilité qui vous permettent de suivre les pistes d’audit des projets.

Quels sont vos principaux obstacles dans le processus actuel?

Quelles sont vos contraintes de licence, d’hébergement et de budget?

Pour répondre à cette question cruciale, il s’agit de connaître les données démographiques de votre organisation. Quelle est la taille, l’emplacement, l’infrastructure technique, la répartition géographique, les politiques de sécurité, les pare-feu de votre entreprise?

Quelques notes sur l’hébergement:

La plupart des fournisseurs proposent une version SaaS (hébergée dans le nuage) en plus d’une version sous licence. Connaître votre infrastructure technique vous indiquera si vous êtes capable d’héberger une version sur site. En plus de cela, il informera toute décision d’investir dans un nouveau serveur afin d’héberger sur place (vous devrez tenir compte de ces mises à niveau de serveur et de matériel dans le cadre de votre coût total de possession ALM, bien sûr).

Quelques notes sur l’octroi de licences:

Votre outil ALM ne sera efficace que s’il y a suffisamment de licences pour vos utilisateurs, si le type de licence disponible correspond à votre cas d’utilisation. Par exemple, certains fournisseurs offrent des licences nommées (pour un utilisateur désigné), des licences flottantes (plusieurs personnes peuvent l’utiliser à des moments différents), ou les deux. De même, gardez à l’esprit que certains fournisseurs de logiciels ALM facturent des montants différents pour les licences onshore et offshore.

Malheureusement, les licences et les prix de la plupart des outils ALM ne sont pas simples car la plupart sont conçus comme des suites de modules séparés – et certains modules ou fonctionnalités peuvent avoir des licences et des permissions différentes des autres. Les exceptions à cette règle sont Tuleap, Targetprocess, Inflectra SpiraTeam et Azure DevOps, qui ont adopté une tarification plus transparente que la plupart des autres fournisseurs.

Certains fournisseurs offrent également une sorte d’option hybride, où vous payez chaque année pour louer une licence annuelle. Ces frais annuels comprennent généralement toutes les mises à niveau et le support technique. Cela comporte sans doute moins de risques que l’achat d’une licence perpétuelle et l’obligation de payer séparément le support et les mises à jour chaque année.

Avez-vous déjà beaucoup investi dans d’autres outils?

Dans la plupart des cas, si vous recherchez un ALM, vos équipes utilisent déjà une poignée d’outils industriels depuis un certain temps. Déterminez si vous êtes tellement investi dans un fournisseur de services (SAP, Oracle, etc.) que vous devriez donner la priorité aux outils ALM qui offrent des intégrations prédéfinies avec ces services.

Quelles méthodologies suivez-vous?

La plupart des outils ALM de cette liste peuvent s’adapter aux méthodologies Waterfall, Agile et hybride, mais certains sont spécialisés.

Quand en avez-vous besoin? (ou la courbe de mise en œuvre et d’apprentissage)

Quelques facteurs contribuent à la facilité d’apprentissage et de mise en œuvre d’une solution. Les chefs de projet doivent prendre en compte:

Basé sur le Cloud ou sur site?

La plupart des outils ALM offrent les deux options, mais n’oubliez pas que le SaaS est plus rapide à mettre en œuvre qu’une solution sur site. Si vous installez une solution sur site, vérifiez si le fournisseur contribue à accélérer le processus grâce à des conseils sur site pendant le déploiement.

Intuitivité?

Certains produits ALM sont plus intuitifs que d’autres. CA Agile Central, Targetprocess et Orcanos ont été souvent décrits comme hautement intuitifs et faciles à apprendre, tandis que Perforce Helix ALM prend un peu plus de temps.

Disponibilité de formation et de support?

Si vous prévoyez que vos équipes aient besoin d’un soutien plus approfondi, optez pour les logiciels Orcanos, Inflectra, Collabnet VersionOne, CA Agile Central et Tuleap, qui ont tous reçu des éloges pour leur formation et leur soutien exceptionnels. Sans compter que vous devez consulter les ressources offertes par chaque fournisseur – la mise en œuvre va forcément aller plus vite grâce à la formation en direct, aux didacticiels, aux webinars et à une bibliothèque de ressources saine pour vos équipes.

Intégrations pré-construites?

Surtout si vous utilisez déjà une douzaine d’outils différents, le logiciel ALM avec le plus grand nombre d’intégrations préexistantes va accélérer votre implémentation. Recherchez des solutions comme Azure DevOps, Jira, Targetprocess, Collabnet VersionOne, et Inflectra SpiraTeam, qui offrent la plupart des intégrations pré-construites.

Qu’en pensez-vous?

Quels logiciels avez-vous utilisés pour gérer le cycle de vie de développement des applications? Où pensez-vous que le logiciel ALM se dirige dans les 5 prochaines années? Partagez vos idées avec notre communauté ci-dessous.

By Ben Aston

Je suis Ben Aston, chef de projet digital. Je travaille dans l'industrie depuis plus de 10 ans au Royaume-Uni dans les plus grandes agences digitales de Londres, notamment Dare, Wunderman, Lowe et DDB. J'ai tout livré, des vidéos virales aux CMS, en passant par les jeux flash, les bannières publicitaires, l'eCRM et les sites de commerce électronique. J'ai eu la chance de travailler pour un large éventail de bon clients: des marques automobiles comme Land Rover, Volkswagen et Honda, des marques utilitaires comme BT, British Gas et Exxon, des marques FMCG comme Unilever et des marques d'électronique grand public comme Sony.

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