CollabNet Partners with MTCSC to Provide Open Enrollment Training for DISA’s Forge.mil

New Federal Partnership Enables Eligible DoD Employees and Contractors to Enroll in Training for Forge.mil Collaborative Development Environment

January 20, 2010 — CollabNet, the leader in distributed application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions, and MTCSC, a provider of engineering and systems integration solutions to government agencies, today announced that MTCSC has become a CollabNet Federal Partner and will provide open enrollment training to U.S. Department of Defense employees and contractors for the Forge.mil initiative. All training sessions will be held at MTCSC’s brand-new, state-of-the-art Center for Technology (C4T) data center and training/meeting facility in Stafford, Va. More information about the training, including registration information, is available at http://www.mtcsc.com/content_pages/view/237.

Two sessions will be offered: one geared towards end-users and another geared towards project administrators. The first offering, “Forge.mil TeamForge 5.3 – End User Fundamentals,” provides a guided tour of the Forge.mil TeamForge application, an overview of Agile development, an introduction to key concepts, and an explanation of each component of the product and how they work seamlessly together to support Agile software development processes. The second offering, “Forge.mil TeamForge 5.3 – Project Administrator Fundamentals,” equips project administrators with the information required to configure Forge.mil TeamForge projects to meet each project team’s specific requirements.

“MTCSC is committed to promoting and providing training for the most advanced engineering solutions available in the federal market,” said Drew Bouloy, program manager, MTCSC. “Forge.mil and CollabNet TeamForge have proven to be a winning combination. We’re thrilled to partner with CollabNet on this industry-leading project.”

Forge.mil enables collaborative software development based on Agile principles, and cross-program sharing of software, system components, and services in support of net-centric operations and warfare. Forge.mil is powered by CollabNet TeamForge, the leading application lifecycle management platform for distributed software development teams, and CollabNet Subversion, the leading version control and software configuration management (SCM) solution for distributed teams.

“MTCSC’s open enrollment training will ensure a successful transition as organizations migrate software development projects to Forge.mil,” said Drew Showers, director, federal professional services, CollabNet. “This training program will enable developers and project administrators not yet working on Forge.mil to join the more than 4,000 people and more than 170 projects enjoying the benefits of Forge.mil.”

CollabNet partner Carahsoft, a trusted government IT solutions provider, is sponsoring a live Webcast, “Introduction to ProjectForge.mil,” which will provide an overview of ProjectForge, the latest component of Forge.mil, and discuss the benefits of using the service. The Webcast will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. EST and again on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010 at 1:00p.m. More information, including a registration form for the Webcast, is available at http://www.carahsoft.com/event-detail/205/cn/.

An archived Webcast covering the goals and objectives of Forge.mil is available at http://www.carahsoft.com/events/collabnet.php.

About CollabNet

CollabNet is the leader in application lifecycle management (ALM) platforms for distributed software development teams. CollabNet TeamForge is the industry’s most open ALM platform, supporting every environment, methodology, and technology.  With an integrated suite of easy-to-use tools that share a centralized repository, it is the only ALM platform that enables a culture of collaboration, improving productivity 10-50% and reducing the cost of software development by up to 80%.  As the corporate sponsor of the open source Subversion project, the best version control and software configuration management (SCM) solution for distributed teams, collaborative development is in CollabNet’s DNA.  Millions of users at more than 900 organizations, including Applied Biosystems, Capgemini, Deutsche Bank, Reuters, and the U.S. Department of Defense, have transformed the way they develop software with CollabNet.  For more information, visit www.collab.net or call (888) 778-9793.

Press Release
January 20, 2010