The best, and worst, features of 5 leading ALM suites

Managing a portfolio of ever-changing software development projects is never easy, but application lifecycle management suites are intended to keep track of all the details. Here’s what software engineers say are the pros and cons of five top tools.

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Application lifecycle management (ALM) suites allow corporate IT managers to supervise in-house software projects from cradle to grave — closely tracking every development in between. Five of the top ALM suites are CA Agile Central (formerly Rally ALM), JIRA, HP Enterprise ALM, HPE Agile Manager and Team Foundation Server (TFS), according to online reviews by enterprise users in the IT Central Station community.

But what do software engineers really think about these tools? Here, users give a shout-out for some of their favorite features, but also give the vendors a little tough love.

Editor’s note: These reviews of select ALM suites come from the IT Central Station community. They are the opinions of the users and are based on their own experiences.

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