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Application Lifecycle Management

1. Requirements

All application requirements need to be defined in detail as they're the starting point for successful project delivery. IT projects often fail as a result of poor requirements planning. Our customer solutions use automated repositories that accurately trace requirements across the whole project lifecycle for efficient requirements management.

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2. Design

Our ALM solutions provide mechanisms for visualising, analysing, and documenting both high level and low level designs. Automated links to requirements ensure that the intended solution is designed to specification.

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3. Develop

Application code is developed using preferred technology specified by the design. Our ALM solutions have links to coding environments to ensure source code repositories are managed, requirements are met, and releases are version controlled.

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4. Test

Testing ensures what is developed is delivered according to original requirements from both a functional and non-functional perspective. Our ALM solutions provide evidence that tests have been run against requirements to ensure software is delivered according to customer specifications.

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5. Deploy

Automated deployment tools facilitate continuous integration across pre-production and production environments saving you time and money. These tools allow software releases to be deployed in hours rather than days enabling faster delivery timescales.

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6. Maintenance

We help our customers automate the roll-out of updates and maintenance patches using leading ALM tools. In this way, they meet release deployment cycles so their applications are up to date and the best they can be.

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  • 1. Requirements

    All application requirements need to be defined in detail as they're the starting point for successful project delivery. IT projects often fail as a result of poor requirements planning. Our customer solutions use automated repositories that accurately trace requirements across the whole project lifecycle for efficient requirements management.

    Read More

  • 2. Design

    Our ALM solutions provide mechanisms for visualising, analysing, and documenting both high level and low level designs. Automated links to requirements ensure that the intended solution is designed to specification.

    Read More

  • 3. Develop

    Application code is developed using preferred technology specified by the design. Our ALM solutions have links to coding environments to ensure source code repositories are managed, requirements are met, and releases are version controlled.

    Read More

  • 4. Test

    Testing ensures what is developed is delivered according to original requirements from both a functional and non-functional perspective. Our ALM solutions provide evidence that tests have been run against requirements to ensure software is delivered according to customer specifications.

    Read More

  • 5. Deploy

    Automated deployment tools facilitate continuous integration across pre-production and production environments saving you time and money. These tools allow software releases to be deployed in hours rather than days enabling faster delivery timescales.

    Read More

  • 6. Maintenance

    We help our customers automate the roll-out of updates and maintenance patches using leading ALM tools. In this way, they meet release deployment cycles so their applications are up to date and the best they can be.

    Read More

    • BITBUCKET

      Bitbucket is a repository for Git and Mercurial source code management, available in the cloud or on-premise. It provides storage combined with access control and integration with the rest of the Atlassian suite.

      As an Atlassian Solution Partner, we offer competitive Bitbucket pricing with standard commercial terms and consultancy on how it integrates with other products and plug-ins in the Atlassian suite (a typical development solution would consist of Bitbucket combined with Crucible and Fisheye for example). We can also support your development processes with our multi-vendor, software lifecycle expertise.
    • ATLASSIAN MANAGED HOSTING

      Automation Consultants can provide Atlassian managed hosting. Our managed service covers the whole Atlassian range and integrations with almost any conceivable external system. The service covers troubleshooting, upgrades and health checks, and can be tailored to provide a price and level of support appropriate to the system.

      Automation Consultants will get to know your system (where we did not design it ourselves) and be able to plan against failures at any weaker points, and upgrade it faster and more efficiently.

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    AC has been flexible and helpful, going out of their way to resolve any difficult technical issues.

    Automation Consultants has been involved in several different projects, from normal performance testing to testing the capability of new hardware systems, as well as creating several innovative bespoke tools that improved productivity, delivered high standard results and added value to the test process. During all of these projects, AC has been flexible and helpful, going out of their way to resolve any difficult technical issues.

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