CollabNet, a global leader for Enterprise Cloud Development and Agile ALM, today announced ScrumWorks Pro 6.0, a new version of its Agile project management tool. New capabilities are significant, with complete support for managing “Kanban,” a continuous process method rooted in Lean software development, and the ability to manage both Scrum and Kanban teams from a single tool to increase productivity, reduce costs and improve visibility.
“While Scrum continues to be the most popular methodology for adopting and scaling Agile practices, customer interest in Kanban development led us to design a very clean and modern approach that complements our Scrum capabilities,” said Victor Szalvay, senior director of ScrumWorks Engineering. “Adding Kanban extends the reach of ScrumWorks Pro, providing more flexibility for development teams that are applying Agile methods in increasingly diverse situations.”
ScrumWorks Pro addresses the project management challenges of Agile development, with thousands of organizations, from start-ups to the world’s largest enterprises, using it to optimize project and program management of distributed Agile teams. It provides program, product, iteration and new Kanban management capabilities, along with complete reporting and user management controls to help customers adopt and scale Agile methods. ScrumWorks Pro also supports CollabNet’s leadership around Enterprise Cloud Development, as it can be provisioned in the cloud to enable Agile developers to code, connect and deploy software on an enterprise-grade, hybrid cloud platform.
ScrumWorks Pro supports Kanban with custom “swim-lanes” to model team process, “pull-based” work item workflow, work-in-progress limits, and work item lead and cycle-time reporting. Organizations using both Scrum and Kanban can increase team productivity and visibility through ScrumWorks Pro’s integrated view of both processes. The tool can simultaneously manage Scrum and Kanban teams working together on the same project, allowing developers and product owners to easily shift between Scrum and Kanban work styles. Because Kanban and Scrum projects are managed through ScrumWorks Pro’s easy-to-use, drag-and-drop interface, team members working on a feature team using Scrum, for instance, can quickly and efficiently move to a sustaining engineering team using Kanban without leaving the familiar ScrumWorks Pro environment.
To learn more about ScrumWorks Pro and to receive an evaluation copy of the tool with Kanban support, please visit www.collab.net/getagile.