When looking at all the available Testing Tools [for automation] and Test-Management Tools [for control]. You can conclude that there is a lot of help for automation and monitoring of testing, but not really helpful in the ALM.
ALM and Automation.
One of the important parts of ALM is the connection between the different lifecycle tools. For example, design artifacts can / must work together with coding tools, they must give the developer a kind of skeleton and give boundaries within they can start building the solution [ the application diagram together with the service factory for example].
Forrester describes ALM in this paper [The Changing Face Of Application Life-Cycle Managem... [More]