CollabNet Releases ScrumWorks Pro 4.5 in the Cloud

Industry-Leading Agile Project and Program Management Software Now Available as a Hosted Service, Adds Wide Array of New Reports

BRISBANE, Calif., Nov. 18, 2010 — CollabNet®, the leader in Agile application lifecycle management (Agile ALM) in the Cloud, today announced the immediate availability of ScrumWorks® Pro 4.5, the latest version of the company’s industry-leading Agile project and program management software.  The new version is available both as a hosted service and for on-premise installation and features a wide array of powerful new reporting capabilities.  More than 1,600 companies and 150,000 users around the world use ScrumWorks.  More information about ScrumWorks Pro 4.5 is available at www.danube.com/scrumworks/pro/release/4.5/.

When purchased as a hosted service, ScrumWorks Pro 4.5 provides enterprises with instant access for new team members, upgrades in minutes, and the industry’s highest availability for anytime, anywhere access, while eliminating the software, hardware, and administration investment costs associated with on-site installations.

The new release is the latest element in CollabNet’s aggressive Cloud strategy, following closely on the company’s acquisition of Codesion™, the worldwide Subversion hosting leader.  Today, CollabNet Cloud services host millions of software developers, project and program managers, and other users.

“The new ScrumWorks Pro capabilities were selected based on CollabNet’s real-world experience working with thousands of Agile enterprise customers worldwide,” said Victor Szalvay, vice president and chief technology officer, Scrum Business Line, CollabNet.  “The product is intentionally designed to support the core Agile values and processes and is the ideal platform both for small teams and for organizations scaling Agile to meet the requirements of large, distributed enterprise development environments.”

The new version of ScrumWorks Pro also delivers powerful new program- and team-level Web-based reporting features for monitoring and modeling work, even within the largest, most-complex, and distributed Agile development environments.  New reports include:

  • Hours Spent by Theme
  • Lean Cycle Time
  • Release Burn-Up
  • Team Average Velocity
  • Epic Budget Progress

These advanced reporting tools help organizations to track R&D hours, to work more effectively under fixed budgets or fixed schedules, and to more accurately forecast release and iteration milestones.

A new comments feature enhances team-level collaboration, enabling development organizations to log vital notes and discussions pertaining to ScrumWorks Pro artifacts.

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 also offers Lab Management for provisioning development, build, and test clouds.  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
November 18, 2010