CollabNet delivers ScrumWorks Pro 5.0, a new version of the company's Agile project and program management software.
, a mover and shaker in the Agile
development world, has announced the availability of ScrumWorks Pro 5.0, the
latest version of the company's Agile project and program management software.
CollabNet said ScrumWorks
is used by more than 150,000 developers at thousands of companies around the
world. The new release is a major overhaul of the product, delivering a
modernized look and feel, an upgraded Web user interface, and advances in scalability
and speed, CollabNet officials said. The full version of the software is
available for free download with free licenses for teams of up to 10 people.
"The Scrum framework and ScrumWorks
Pro have given us a shared framework and vocabulary," said Mark Wightman, head
of development for Red Gate Software, in a statement. "The transparency we now
have improves productivity, surfaces impediments early in the cycle, and
enhances collaborative communication."
Indeed, the ScrumWorks Pro Web user
interface has been completely redesigned for the 5.0 release. Now, nearly
every function of the desktop client is available in the browser-based UI,
enabling developers to remain in the tool full-time and supporting development
managers' activities. Additionally, the UI has been optimized to support
larger, geographically distributed teams, with enhanced transparency and
continuous metrics that enable developers to adapt quickly and to easily manage
requirements, set priorities and track their work. Finally, a new
dashboard feature presents each user with a custom project view upon login.
ScrumWorks Pro 5.0 also features
upgraded program, release and spring planning capabilities, which streamline
Scrum project management. And the overhaul of the product's project taskboard
delivers more power to the team while enhancing ease of use, CollabNet
"ScrumWorks Pro version 5.0
significantly raises the bar for Agile project management solutions," said
David Parker, vice president and general manager of the Scrum business line at
CollabNet. "The redesigned UI helps to scale Agile across an enterprise like no
other available product. On top of that, the full version of the product is now
free for small teams, another industry-first."
ScrumWorks Pro integrates with a
wide variety of popular development tools and platforms, including the
award-winning CollabNet TeamForge application lifecycle management (ALM)
CollabNet leverages collaboration,
Agile methods and cloud computing to transform the way software development
organizations develop and deploy applications, the company said. The company's
lightweight platform is offered in the cloud on its Codesion hosting platform
and in on-premises versions to deliver cost, quality and time-to-market
improvements to more than 7,000 customers, from workgroups to enterprises,
CollabNet officials said.