New CollabNet TeamForge ALM Platform Deepens Support for Large Scale Agile Software Delivery
CollabNet TeamForge helps development organizations integrate multiple tools, collaborate at enterprise scale and visualize delivery pipelines
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., January 28, 2014 – CollabNet®, a leading provider of cloud-based Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions for agile software delivery at scale, has launched a new version of TeamForge®, the industry’s only open and extensible collaborative software delivery platform that helps teams connect and coordinate all aspects of software development and deployment. TeamForge 7.1 supports organizations that are scaling agile practices in the enterprise with new agile planning and lifecycle reporting capabilities. It also includes Orchestrate 1.1, enabling teams to visualize chronological activity streams across their software delivery pipelines.
“Collaboration, freedom of choice in tools, and centralized management and visibility across the development lifecycle are needed to achieve greater agility and governance at scale,” said Bill Portelli, co-founder and CEO for CollabNet. “TeamForge helps larger development organizations to become more agile. This latest version builds on our mission to provide a practical path to more agile software delivery regardless of an organization’s size, tools, application type or methods.”
TeamForge helps development teams shorten development cycles, reduce costs and simplify process compliance. It fosters a more streamlined, collaborative approach to software development and delivery – providing workgroups the freedom to choose the tools and processes that best meet their project needs while providing the traceability and visibility for improved collaboration and governance.
“We deliver the TeamForge service to over 70,000 Capgemini users worldwide through a single instance with 10 integrated Subversion servers,” said Nicolas Hubert, group delivery tools manager at Capgemini, one of the world’s largest providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. “TeamForge drives the whole delivery lifecycle for us, from requirements gathering to coding to build and test and final delivery to the client. This involves millions of commits, 5 million documents and 2 million project artifacts and growing. Through the use of standardized processes and templates we can literally have a project up and running with TeamForge in a matter of minutes.”
TeamForge 7.1 enhancements focus on speed and productivity. New features include:
- Agile Planning and Tracking – helps development teams be more agile – whether Scrum, lean, Waterfall or something in between. New features allow users to perform Quick Edits on-the-fly within the Planning Board or Planning Project views, and manage capacity planning in real time. Visibility into resource planning and project velocity is improved with new team allocation charts, burn-up and burn-down charts, card counts and automatic refresh of individual swim lanes to see very recent artifact updates without leaving the Planning Board.
- Administration and Integration – updates provide a secure infrastructure to allow development teams to adopt the latest technologies needed to manage the continuous change of modern software delivery. The latest shipping versions of Apache™ Subversion®, PostgreSQL, Git, Gerrit and more are fully-tested, supported and tightly integrated with TeamForge. It also includes improved support for mobile devices, including iPhones and iPads, and allows import and usage of the Android repo manifest.
- Orchestrate 1.1 – now fully integrated within TeamForge, provides automatic traceability between important lifecycle stages, including work items, commits, reviews and builds. It provides users with the ability to visualize and track time-based activity streams across build, release, and deployment processes so team members can track what is going on across rapid software development and deployment processes – no matter where their tools and team members are located. Orchestrate uniquely and seamlessly integrates this activity traceability of the data and tools within TeamForge with that from a diverse set of third-party ALM tools – both prepackaged as well as from users’ own favorite point tools.
CollabNet® is the creator of Subversion® and a pioneer in cloud-based Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions for collaborative agile software delivery at scale. CollabNet provides industry-leading products plus agile consulting and training services to help organizations of all sizes develop and deploy software faster. CollabNet’s flagship product, TeamForge®, provides customers with an open and extensible collaborative software development and delivery platform to increase collaboration and application release efficiency across larger, distributed teams. TeamForge users also gain better governance with enhanced visibility and traceability across the software development lifecycle. For small teams, CollabNet provides CloudForge®, a cloud-hosted version of Subversion, Git and TeamForge, that enables fast project starts on-demand. CollabNet has been recognized for 10 consecutive years as a SD Times 100 industry innovator and is positioned in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2013 “Magic Quadrant for Application Development Life Cycle Management” (ADLM) report by Gartner®, Inc. CollabNet is also positioned as a Leader in the Forrester Wave™ report on “Application Life Cycle Management Tools.” For more information, please visit www.collab.net.