CollabNet and ResultsPositive Bring Agility to PPM

Strategic Partnership to Deliver Industry-First Integration Between CollabNet ScrumWorks Pro and HP PPM Center

BRISBANE, Calif. and CHANDLER, Ariz., Oct. 6, 2011 — CollabNet®, the leader in Agile development in the Cloud, and ResultsPositive, a leader in delivering Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions to medium-sized and Fortune 500 companies, today announced a new strategic partnership. Under the partnership, ResultsPositive will resell CollabNet’s ScrumWorks® Pro, the world’s leading Agile project and program management software, custom-integrated with the HP PPM Center PPM software. The offering is the industry’s only available integration between HP PPM Center and Agile project and program management software.

Management teams and executives have been searching for a method to bi-directionally integrate their detailed software development schedules, effort expended, and project lifecycle artifacts into their higher-level project and portfolio management strategies.  The integration will enable HP PPM Center users to easily pass data concerning new projects or requirements related to managed assets to ScrumWorks Pro. The bi-directional link will also enable HP PPM Center users to track the progress of those projects. ScrumWorks Pro also integrates seamlessly with a wide variety of popular development tools and platforms, including the award-winning CollabNet TeamForge® application lifecycle management (ALM) platform.

CollabNet and ResultsPositive will jointly host a free webinar titled “A Marriage Made in Heaven: Agile and Project Portfolio Management,” covering the integration and its benefits, on October 27 at 10:00 am PDT. Free registration is available at https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/557172374

This past June, HP recognized ResultsPositive as the HP PPM Implementation Partner of the Year for its excellence in successfully implementing HP PPM Center for many customers across the United States. HP awards the honor to the one partner in the Americas that best helped customers optimize their business outcomes with PPM implementation services. This was the second consecutive year that ResultsPositive has won this prestigious HP award for PPM implementations.

 “CIOs are often required to support Agile development efforts while effectively managing a corporate-wide strategic asset management plan,” said David Parker, vice president and general manager, Scrum business line, CollabNet. “Both initiatives provide unique corporate benefits, yet the combination poses unique challenges. Our partnership with ResultsPositive addresses these challenges with the industry’s first integration of HP PPM Center with an Agile project and program management tool.”

“Across the industry, we’re seeing demand for tightly integrated ALM, PPM, and Agile project and program management capabilities,” said John Furner, president and chief executive officer, ResultsPositive. “Working together, CollabNet and ResultsPositive are uniquely positioned to deliver optimum user-productivity, Agile project transparency, maximum corporate profitability, and the many other benefits that this integration provides.”

About CollabNet

CollabNet is the recognized leader in enterprise Cloud development, powering global software development for over 7000 companies from workgroups to enterprises. As the company that spawned from deep open source roots with the sponsoring of industry leading Subversion, we are dedicated to leveraging collaboration, Agile methods, and Cloud computing to transform the way software development organizations develop and deploy applications, in their cloud or ours. Through this transformation, CollabNet clients have recognized improved productivity by up to 70% and reduced their cost of software development by up to 80% due to the implementation of highly Agile and enterprise-wide collaborative and distributed techniques. Our solutions include TeamForge®, the industry leading Agile ALM platform for distributed developers, ScrumWorks Pro Agile project management, Subversion Edge for managed SCM, and Agile training and transformation services. For more information, please visit www.collab.net.

Press Release
October 06, 2011