CollabNet announced the release of TeamForge 7.2 featuring an Open ALM Platform that integrates with individual teams’ favorite point tools, has Flexible Process Templates that enable scaling of company-wide tool chains and repeatable processes, and a collaboration architecture that allows mapping of busi¬ness lines and enterprise technology architectures into catego¬ries, groups, and projects.
The new version of TeamForge includes agile planning and tracking features to help make teams more effective, and a deeper integration with Git/Gerrit helps teams securely adopt the most popular open source SCM tool. For organizations looking to scale Agile and DevOps initiatives, TeamForge pro¬vides visual velocity diagrams and charts, and specific metric reports for forecasting and tracking enterprise-wide progress.
CollabNet says that since May when it made TeamForge free – and free of any time constraints – more than 5,000 teams have started using the application lifecycle management (ALM) platform.
The widgetry integrates with CloudForge, the company’s enterprise-grade cloud development platform, which has seen a 20x increase in new customers in the last four months or roughly around 100,000 new seats, according to Nick Bell, the company’s senior director of cloud services.
CloudForge and its role-based framework help developers manage and build web sites and mobile/cloud/web applications, rapidly develop and deploy business software, and let the widgetry scale to thousands of users.
Bell claims the freebie is enticing folks to sign up for the paid services which offers roles and permissions support, better SLAs, more storage and access to backup. Prices run $2/user/month and 10/user/month.
On Tuesday CollabNet rolled out TeamForge 7, which is aimed at teams that are moving beyond basic application development in the cloud, and are looking for lightweight, yet enterprise-grade Agile ALM functionality.
It’s supposed to provide better collaboration, management and scaling of cloud development programs. It includes Adaptive Planning boards for Agile/hybrid product and release planning, inline editing to enhance productivity and team ramp-up time, and usability improvements like intuitive navigation, web drag-and-drop, and a more powerful search tool to improve the user experience.
Forrester thinks the cloud will become the “ALM environment of choice for most organizations.” Bell figures CollabNet has got a reachable market of 15 million developers.