CollabNet’s Mike Kochanik and Guy Martin to Present at AFEI’s DoD Agile Development Conference

Panels to Address Application of Agile Methods to Defense Department Acquisition and Development

BRISBANE, Calif., Dec. 13, 2010 — CollabNet®, the leader in Agile application lifecycle management (Agile ALM) in the Cloud, announced today that CollabNet employees Mike Kochanik and Guy Martin will participate at the Association for Enterprise Information (AFEI) DoD Agile Development conference.  CollabNet is a platinum sponsor of the conference, which will examine the Agile model, who is using it, why it is being adopted, and how to incorporate it into DoD programs.  More information about the conference is available at http://www.afei.org/events/1A01/Pages/default.aspx.

Mike Kochanik, the Vice President and General Manager of CollabNet’s Federal unit, will moderate a panel titled “Getting Agile: Lessons From the Field.”  Panelists include representatives of DoD projects and programs that have applied Agile methods.  They will answer questions about how and why they got started with Agile, placing particular emphasis on FAR and DoD-5000 issues, governance, process flow, and business issues.

Guy Martin, a Certified Scrum Master and Strategic Business & Community Consultant at CollabNet, will participate in an “Ask the Experts” panel discussion, which will bring Agile development experts onstage to field audience questions regarding Agile and its applications.

The DoD’s award-winning Forge.mil initiative is powered by the CollabNet TeamForge application lifecycle management platform.  Forge.mil enables Agile and collaborative software development at the DoD, as well as cross-program sharing of software, system components, and services in support of net-centric operations and warfare.  CollabNet will be demonstrating TeamForge at the conference.

WHO: Mike Kochanik, Vice President and General Manager, CollabNet Federal

Guy Martin, Certified Scrum Master and Strategic Business & Community Consultant, CollabNet
WHAT / WHEN: AFEI DoD Agile Development Conference

“Getting Agile: Lessons From the Field” panel
Tuesday, December 14, 1:00 p.m. EST

“Ask the Experts” panel
Tuesday, December 14, 4:30 p.m. EST
WHERE: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center 
5000 Seminary Road,
Alexandria, VA 22311

About CollabNet

CollabNet leads the industry in Agile application lifecycle management (Agile ALM) in the Cloud.  The CollabNet TeamForge® ALM platform, CollabNet Subversion software configuration management (SCM) solution, and ScrumWorks® project and program management software enable teams using any environment, methodology, and technology to increase productivity by up to 50% and to reduce the cost of software development by up to 80%.  CollabNet products are offered in the Cloud on the Codesion™ hosting platform and also in on-premise versions.  As the founder of the open source Subversion project, CollabNet has collaborative development for distributed teams in its DNA.  Millions of users at more than 6,000 organizations, including Applied Biosystems, Capgemini, Deutsche Bank, Thomson Reuters, and the U.S. Department of Defense, have transformed the way they develop software with CollabNet.  For more information, visit www.collab.net.

Press Release
December 13, 2010