David Chapell just released a set of papers the could help you out if your in a shop with a poor ALM implementation and you need some help selling ALM to your management.
All papers where sponsors by Microsoft but they are not aimed specifically at Microsoft Visual Team System but rather at the concepts behind ALM and how it aligns to business strategies and processes.
- What is Application Lifecycle Management?
- Application Lifecycle Management and Business Strategy
- Application Lifecycle Management as a Business Process
- Tools for Team Development: Why Vendors are Finally Getting It Right
If you want to read Mr. Chapell's original post you can find it here.