CollabNet’s New Agile Assessment Service Jumpstarts Enterprise Agile Transformations

IT organizations can leverage CollabNet’s extensive experience with large-scale Agile transformations with comprehensive, on-site assessment offering

Brisbane, Calif., March 5, 2012 — CollabNet® (www.collab.net), the global leader for enterprise cloud development and Agile ALM products and services, today announced Agile Assessment, a new consulting service that helps IT organizations assess the status of existing Agile practices and develop strategies to extend the benefits of Agile-based methodologies across the enterprise.

“Agile methodologies continue to mature, and many organizations are looking to move beyond team-level project management and apply Agile practices across the enterprise, from application development on through to deployment,” said Tony Farinaro, senior vice president of worldwide services for CollabNet. “Our new Agile Assessment services are a crucial step in transforming entrenched organizational cultures into an environment where Agile is not only accepted but embraced throughout the enterprise.”

Agile Assessment is a formal, structured approach to Agile success that follows a tested methodology that has been proven through numerous enterprise customer engagements. Leveraging CollabNet’s years of Agile experience, it includes a 5-day assessment process that is conducted by senior consultants on the customer’s site. It supports Agile transformations within the enterprise and highlights the strengths and weaknesses of each customer, and identifies a firm, quantifiable action plan for improvement. The Agile Assessment takes a quantitative approach so progress can be measured as the proposed action plan is executed.

In addition to providing Agile ALM, version control systems and Cloud development tools and platforms, CollabNet provides a range of training, coaching and consulting services that help IT organizations address the challenges of Agile software development. It is the world leader in Certified Scrum Training, conducting more than 200 courses a year and certifying more than 3,000 ScrumMasters annually. It also recently launched “Agility Beyond Scrum: Preparing for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) Exam,” a one-day, PMI-certified workshop that provides a complete overview of Agile principles and prepares candidates for the Project Management Institute ACP exam.

For more information about Agile Assessment and all of the CollabNet training and services offerings, please visit: (http://www.open.collab.net/media/pdfs/ds-the-agile-assess.pdf).

About CollabNet

CollabNet is the recognized leader in enterprise cloud development and Agile ALM, with more than 7,000 global customers that range from single workgroups to large enterprises. Its deep open source roots include the creation of Subversion, the industry leading version control system with millions of users. CollabNet helps enterprise customers build and deploy better software through its focus on collaboration, enterprise Agile methods and cloud development and computing. Many CollabNet customers improve productivity by as much as 70 percent, while reducing costs by 80 percent. Its solutions include TeamForge®, the industry-leading Agile ALM platform for distributed development, ScrumWorks® Pro for Agile project management, Subversion Edge for managed source code management, Codesion™ for cloud-based development and deployment, and a range of Agile-based training, consulting and transformation services. For more information, please visit (www.collab.net).

Press Release
March 05, 2012