New Edition Delivers Automated Project Planning, Tracking and Reporting for Ramping Up Agile Adoption Beyond the Development Team
ATLANTA - June 5, 2012 - VersionOne, recognized by agile practitioners as the leader in agile project management tools, today announced that it has added a new lightweight product edition to its suite of agile project management tools. VersionOne Catalyst Edition is an all-in-one agile management tool built from the ground up to support and reinforce agile development processes. Catalyst Edition delivers improved visibility across projects, automated reporting and an easy path for teams ramping up their agile adoption to start small and scale with VersionOne as their needs evolve.
Built with the same intuitive UI as VersionOne’s Enterprise and Ultimate Editions, Catalyst Edition allows organizations to adopt a right-sized solution and then easily upgrade to more feature-rich editions at a natural pace as their agile adoption matures. Catalyst is designed for agile development teams with up to 20 users who have outgrown starter agile management methods - such as spreadsheets, whiteboards and sticky notes or agile plug-ins - and need to extend visibility beyond the team to include project stakeholders.
VersionOne Catalyst Edition benefits include:
- Simplified agile process flow and UI navigation to accelerate agile adoption
- Ability to manage all processes and work items within a single tool
- Centralized backlog management with automated calculation of burndown, velocity and estimate trends
- Effortless setup/administration - import backlog and get started in minutes
- Easy upgrade path for investment-smart scaling of agile
VersionOne Catalyst is the only lightweight agile project management tool on the market that aligns intuitively with a team’s agile processes, reinforcing and guiding teams through each step of the agile methodology. Agile development teams can customize the tool to mirror their workflow processes and continue to modify and adapt them as they evolve.
“Catalyst is unique in that customers do not have to choose between what features are useful now and what their teams will need later,” said VersionOne President and CEO Robert Holler. “Many of today’s organizations are less than two years into their agile adoption. They haven’t yet evolved into a comprehensive solution, but have hit a wall with traditional starter tools. Catalyst brings real-time visibility, simplified planning and tracking, and on-demand reporting beyond the team level with an affordable entry point.”
Catalyst Product Info: http://www.versionone.com/Product/Compare_Editions/Catalyst/
Catalyst Product Tour: http://www.versionone.com/webcasts/Catalyst_Tour.asp
VersionOne is recognized by agile practitioners as the leader in agile project management tools. By simplifying the planning and tracking of agile projects, we help teams deliver better software faster. Since 2002, companies such as Boeing, bwin, Cerner, Fiserv, GMAC, Lilly, Lockheed Martin, Merck, Motorola, Novell, Oppenheimer, Oracle, Qualcomm, Sabre, SAP and Siemens have turned to VersionOne. Today tens of thousands of teams around the world use VersionOne. For daily VersionOne and agile development news follow us on Google+, Twitter, Facebook and our blogs. Agile Made Easier @ VersionOne.com.
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