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ALM Health

Application Lifecycle Management

Are You Taking Your ALM Health Seriously?

Whether you know it or not, your organization already has an application lifecycle management strategy. Are you taking all the steps necessary to avoid the pitfalls ALM can present? Take our survey to find out!

Application Lifecycle Management

What Is ALM Health?

ALM Health is a comprehensive measure of your application lifecycle management and the risks your org may be susceptible to. It comprises five key categories that relate to the key stages of ALM:

Plan, Build, Test, Release, and Monitor

How do you ensure your key ALM stages are running efficiently?

1. Plan

The first stage of any ALM process. This is where you research what changes to make or what app to build, as well as what the requirements of the project are. In this stage, it’s helpful to use work management tools like Jira or Azure Boards to coordinate tasks, track progress, and facilitate collaboration.

Are you properly planning for your development—or is your lack of planning exposing you to risk?

2. Build

This is where the actual development work takes place, whether it’s coding or configuration. You can use scratch orgs or Developer sandboxes to build and fine-tune the changes according to the blueprint you created in the planning stage.

Are the right people developing in the right environments in your org?

3. Test

To ensure the quality and functionality of your changes, you need to test thoroughly. In the test stage, you evaluate the changes’ impact on existing features, as well as the performance of new features.

 

Are you properly testing to make sure your changes won't cause errors?

4. Release

The release stage includes the actual deployment of approved changes from the sandbox to the production environment. Thanks to the testing in the previous stage, the new functionality should not impact the stability of production.

Are you reliably and quickly able to deploy your changes from org to org?
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5. Monitor

The last stage in the Salesforce ALM process involves monitoring the application to ensure the performance and stability of your changes. Continuous monitoring allows you to catch any potential issues early, which minimizes the risk of bugs, issues, and system downtime. 

Are you monitoring development to avoid major bugs and system downtime?

Take the ALM Health Assessment

Learn which sections of ALM you’ve got covered—and which areas are opening your org to serious risk.

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