CollabNet® today announced ScrumWorks Pro 6.0, a new version of its Agile project management tool. New capabilities are significant, with complete support for managing “Kanban,” a continuous process method rooted in Lean software development, and the ability to manage both Scrum and Kanban teams from a single tool to increase productivity, reduce costs and improve visibility.
“While Scrum continues to be the most popular methodology for adopting and scaling Agile practices, customer interest in Kanban development led us to design a very clean and modern approach that complements our Scrum capabilities,” said Victor Szalvay, senior director of ScrumWorks Engineering. “Adding Kanban extends the reach of ScrumWorks Pro, providing more flexibility for development teams that are applying Agile methods in increasingly diverse situations.”
ScrumWorks Pro addresses the project management challenges of Agile development, with thousands of organizations, from start-ups to the world’s largest enterprises, using it to optimize project and program management of distributed Agile teams. It provides program, product, iteration and new Kanban management capabilities, along with complete reporting and user management controls to help customers adopt and scale Agile methods. ScrumWorks Pro also supports CollabNet’s leadership around Enterprise Cloud Development, as it can be provisioned in the cloud to enable Agile developers to code, connect and deploy software on an enterprise-grade, hybrid cloud platform.
ScrumWorks Pro supports Kanban with custom “swim-lanes” to model team process, “pull-based” work item workflow, work-in-progress limits, and work item lead and cycle-time reporting. Organizations using both Scrum and Kanban can increase team productivity and visibility through ScrumWorks Pro’s integrated view of both processes. The tool can simultaneously manage Scrum and Kanban teams working together on the same project, allowing developers and product owners to easily shift between Scrum and Kanban work styles. Because Kanban and Scrum projects are managed through ScrumWorks Pro’s easy-to-use, drag-and-drop interface, team members working on a feature team using Scrum, for instance, can quickly and efficiently move to a sustaining engineering team using Kanban without leaving the familiar ScrumWorks Pro environment.
CollabNet is a leading provider of Enterprise Cloud Development and Agile ALM products and services for software-driven organizations. With more than 10,000 global customers, the company provides a suite of platforms and services to address three major trends disrupting the software industry: Agile, DevOps and hybrid cloud development. Its CloudForge™ development-Platform-as-a-Service (dPaaS) enables cloud development through a flexible platform that is team friendly, enterprise ready and integrated to support leading third party tools. The CollabNet TeamForge® ALM, ScrumWorks® Pro Agile project management and Subversion Edge source code management platforms can be deployed separately or together, in the cloud or on-premise. CollabNet complements its technical offerings with industry leading consulting and training services for Agile and cloud development transformations. Many CollabNet customers improve productivity by as much as 70 percent, while reducing costs by 80 percent.