LeanKit, a visual management platform for project and portfolio management, and Inedo, the makers of BuildMaster automation software, have announced a technology integration to increase collaboration between development and operations teams. This product integration comes at a time when the advent of development practices such as Agile, Lean and Continuous Delivery demands new and innovative tools to support an ever-changing development and operations landscape.
The LeanKit visual management platform consists of virtual project "boards" for planning and tracking work to enable better team collaboration and project visualization. Inedo's BuildMaster is a web-based automated release platform designed to help organizations continuously deliver higher-quality software at a faster rate.
"By using these tools in tandem, DevOps teams can work together much more efficiently to build and deploy quality software," said Chris Gundersen, LeanKit's director of core technologies and chief architect. "This webinar is an opportunity for LeanKit and Inedo to illustrate the tangible benefits of a visual and shared representation of what both teams are working on, fostering a spirit of collaboration.
"Our goal from the start has been to work with other tool companies that embrace new development practices. This is in part to expand the usability of BuildMaster, and in part to give us a better understanding of how other people produce software," said Alex Papadimoulis, chief executive officer and founder of Inedo. "Those insights allow us to respond with better tools, which ultimately results in companies improving their processes and delivering better products."
The integration between LeanKit's visual management platform and BuildMaster allows a team to utilize LeanKit's virtual whiteboards to easily and efficiently track issues. Concurrently, BuildMaster will automatically read, interpret and update the board as a new software release moves through the process of deployment.
A team currently using LeanKit can easily implement BuildMaster into its existing software release process. Likewise, current BuildMaster teams can add LeanKit into their development and operations practices as a new tool to help foster more efficient and effective continuous delivery cycles.