PARAGRAPHIntroducing new learning courses and educational videos from Apress. Start watching. Application lifecycle management ALM is an area of rapidly growing interest within the development community. Because its techniques allow you to deal with the process of developing applications across many areas of responsibility and across many different disciplines, its effects on your project can be wide ranging and pronounced. It is a project management tool that has practical implications for the whole team-from architects to designers, from developers to testers.