OUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.– CollabNet, the leader in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) for Enterprise Agility, today announced its “Enterprise Agility Assessment” services package that helps software organizations streamline company-wide software delivery and increase responsiveness to customer needs. The services package includes a structured assessment of an organization’s current software delivery effectiveness, based on CollabNet’s Blueprint for Enterprise Agility framework. Engagements result in a comprehensive and detailed analysis, strategic recommendations, a total Economic Return Model, and an implementation project plan for scaling global organizations from localized agile approaches to uniform processes and infrastructure across the enterprise. The result is a customer centric view of a blend of Agile-based and DevOps approaches across the entire organization.

“For 15 years, CollabNet has taken a holistic view of the software delivery lifecycle based on enterprise-wide collaboration. The Enterprise Agility Assessment uses a pragmatic 5 step maturity model to help companies transition from disconnected tools, processes and teams to an organization that is measureable, integrated and collaborative,” said Bill Portelli, CEO of CollabNet. “CollabNet’s clients are leaders in their markets and have achieved unmatched business responsiveness at scales greater than 100,000 internal and external stakeholders. We’ve simply packaged these tool, process and human factor implementation patterns into an Assessment that provides our clients with a fast track for enterprise agility tailored for their organizational needs.”

Today, many software developers at global organizations work at multiple sites in different countries, and use a wide array of open source, commercial and home-grown tools that require different infrastructures, and a range of different software development and delivery practices. Unfortunately, these disconnected tools and processes are often optimized for local workgroups and projects at the expense of overall business agility, enterprise architecture integration, governance and visibility. This fractured approach can then lead to economic and organizational challenges that actually slow down overall companywide software deployments and responsiveness to the business owners and users.

The Enterprise Agility Assessment helps enterprises become highly efficient and responsive software organizations by providing an actionable plan of how to unify this disparity the flow of software, from planning to production. It allows workgroups to be nimble to achieve their needs, while at the same time providing repeatability, IP reuse and governance for the overall company. The engagement begins by identifying software delivery strengths and weaknesses, specifically those that involve organizational silos. CollabNet’s Blueprint for Enterprise Agility is then applied to outline a practical and measurable business process for embracing Agile development, continuous integration, continuous delivery and continuous improvement at the organization’s own pace.

“As part of the actionable plan for overall business agility, the Assessment also provides specific recommendations for common organizational-wide challenges such as Enterprise SCM, Agile Development and Agile Delivery & DevOps,” continued Portelli. In addition, the Assessment sets the foundation for developing an Economic Return model built in concert with the client which generates “Hard Economic Return” or ROI in the form of reductions in licenses, infrastructure, costs to maintain home grown environments, as well as “Process Economic Return” or ROI that comes from development productivity gains driven by process template reuse and IP reuse, SLA improvements, reductions in project management and governance, and more.