WALTHAM, MA, AUGUST 15, 2011 – Telerik, an end-to-end provider of software application lifecycle and content management solutions, today unveiled details of its latest milestone release for its agile project management solution, TeamPulse. Aimed at improving software team planning and collaboration, a variety of new features including backlog management, email notifications, and enhanced communications functionalities are making their debut. With this release Telerik also announced plans for the launch of the new “TeamPulse Feedback Portal” system, which will allow its users to engage more deeply with their customers, and an array of new e-learning and training resources.
“We want to ensure teams have the tools they need to make planning and work-item management as intuitive and easy as possible, as well as providing a platform for richer customer interactions,” said Joel Semeniuk, executive vice president, Agile Project Management Division, Telerik. “The new Backlog Management module, email, tagging, and commenting support allow teams to collaborate on a much deeper level and focus on what is most important. When combined with the new Feedback Portal system we will release in the fall, TeamPulse becomes a powerful, all-encompassing tool for both internal and external stakeholders.”
Among the new features being introduced is Backlog Management. The new module enables teams to view and plan all work items, like User Stories, Bugs, Issues, and Risk, in a single seamless environment. Users can easily prioritize items via drag-and-drop functionality in the Backlog view, simplifying the project planning process. Also being launched is support for email notifications. Designed to better automate processes for tracking various project states and progress, team members can now subscribe to any work item and receive email alerts whenever that item is updated.
Other new functionalities being announced include:
* Data Views – customizable, predefined Data Views improve team organization and collaboration via robust data sorting and filtering, assignment of public and private viewing rights, better, faster access to the most critical information
* Tagging – new descriptive tagging support improves project context and transparency, and facilitates greater organization on a team-wide basis
* Commenting – enhanced commenting improves clarity and decreases signal-to-noise ratios by allowing comments to be attached directly to User Stories, Bugs, or Issues, thus capturing intended context and meaning without the need for lengthy email trains
With this release Telerik also offered details of the new TeamPulse Feedback Portal system, and a bevy of e-learning and training services launching in Fall 2011. The HTML-based portal will facilitate capturing of user feedback and comments, without requiring those users to first obtain a TeamPulse software license. The TeamPulse Feedback Portal system will facilitate deeper engagement with key stakeholders by allowing capture of bug reports, comments on existing ideas, and communication of known issues. Users will also be able to cast votes for those items which they feel are of the highest priority, enabling teams to rank outstanding issues in order of importance.
Telerik’s new TeamPulse e-learning and training services offers a variety of course offerings ranging from a four-day Agile immersion program or TeamPulse Quick Start training sessions.
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