In his Behaviorally Speaking series, Bob Aiello discusses hands-on software configuration management best practices within the context of organizational and group behavior.
IT Governance and Compliance
Many of us work in organizations that need to pass an audit, not to mention comply with federal laws such as section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. ALM and ITIL can help explain how to implement the controls needed to comply with these regulatory requirements.
ALM and ITIL provide considerable guidance that can help you implement a comprehensive software and systems development lifecycle. Your organization would benefit from implementing these best practices, especially if you need to meet regulatory requirements or perhaps pass an internal audit once in a while. Your journey needs to focus on improving productivity and quality throughout the entire application development effort.