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Press Release : CollabNet TeamForge Deepens Support for Large Scale Agile Software Delivery
on 2014/2/3 8:50:00 (1241 reads)
Press Release

CollabNet has launched a new version of TeamForge. TeamForge 7.1 supports organizations that are scaling agile practices in the enterprise with new agile planning and lifecycle reporting capabilities. It also includes Orchestrate 1.1, enabling teams to visualize chronological activity streams across their software delivery pipelines.

“Collaboration, freedom of choice in tools, and centralized management and visibility across the development lifecycle are needed to achieve greater agility and governance at scale,” said Bill Portelli, co-founder and CEO for CollabNet. “TeamForge helps larger development organizations to become more agile.  This latest version builds on our mission to provide a practical path to more agile software delivery regardless of an organization’s size, tools, application type or methods.”

TeamForge helps development teams shorten development cycles, reduce costs and simplify process compliance. It fosters a more streamlined, collaborative approach to software development and delivery – providing workgroups the freedom to choose the tools and processes that best meet their project needs while providing the traceability and visibility for improved collaboration and governance.

“We deliver the TeamForge service to over 70,000 Capgemini users worldwide through a single instance with 10 integrated Subversion servers,” said Nicolas Hubert, group delivery tools manager at Capgemini, one of the world’s largest providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. “TeamForge drives the whole delivery lifecycle for us, from requirements gathering to coding to build and test and final delivery to the client.  This involves millions of commits, 5 million documents and 2 million project artifacts and growing. Through the use of standardized processes and templates we can literally have a project up and running with TeamForge in a matter of minutes.”

TeamForge 7.1 enhancements focus on speed and productivity. New features include:
* Agile Planning and Tracking – helps development teams be more agile – whether Scrum, lean, Waterfall or something in between. New features allow users to perform Quick Edits on-the-fly within the Planning Board or Planning Project views, and manage capacity planning in real time. Visibility into resource planning and project velocity is improved with new team allocation charts, burn-up and burn-down charts, card counts and automatic refresh of individual swim lanes to see very recent artifact updates without leaving the Planning Board.
* Administration and Integration – updates provide a secure infrastructure to allow development teams to adopt the latest technologies needed to manage the continuous change of modern software delivery. The latest shipping versions of Apache Subversion®, PostgreSQL, Git, Gerrit and more are fully-tested, supported and tightly integrated with TeamForge. It also includes improved support for mobile devices, including iPhones and iPads, and allows import and usage of the Android repo manifest.
* Orchestrate 1.1 – now fully integrated within TeamForge, provides automatic traceability between important lifecycle stages, including work items, commits, reviews and builds. It provides users with the ability to visualize and track time-based activity streams across build, release, and deployment processes so team members can track what is going on across rapid software development and deployment processes – no matter where their tools and team members are located.  Orchestrate uniquely and seamlessly integrates this activity traceability of the data and tools within TeamForge with that from a diverse set of third-party ALM tools – both prepackaged as well as from users’ own favorite point tools.

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