Tasktop Extends Reach of Its Open Source, Enterprise, and Agile ALM Offerings in Germany

Active and innovative development community around Eclipse Mylyn and Agile methods leads Tasktop to expand German team and sponsorship of W-JAX 2010 community events

VANCOUVER, British Columbia and MUNICH, Nov. 11, 2010 — (PRNewswire) — Tasktop Technologies ( www.tasktop.com), creators of Eclipse Mylyn and the leader in Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) integration and productivity, today announced several initiatives aimed at supporting the growing Agile software development community in Germany and the entire European region. The company now has three representatives based in Germany, including two Eclipse open source committers and a sales and business development specialist. Tasktop also is increasing its commitment to the region with a Gold Sponsorship of the W-JAX 2010 conference and having company founder and CEO Mik Kersten present a keynote session on bringing open source collaboration and ALM tools to the enterprise.


"The European market, and Germany in particular, has long been an innovator in open source adoption and at the forefront of Eclipse innovation," said Tasktop's Kersten. "Tasktop's offerings fill the gap between the developer and ALM system that's needed to get the ROI promised by Agile deployments.  To better serve our European customers' needs for integrating their Agile and ALM deployments, we are very pleased to announce our new presence in the region and support of leading events such as W-JAX 2010 and the upcoming JAX 2011."

At the W-JAX 2010 conference slated November 15-19, Tasktop will provide event support through a Gold Sponsorship. Kersten will present a Keynote session scheduled for Wed., Nov. 17, titled: Bringing Open Source Collaboration to the Enterprise. This presentation will look at how during the past decade heavyweight ALM tools tended to get in developers' way by emphasizing process over collaboration. The adoption of Agile and Lean development methodologies was a reaction to this trend, emphasizing people over process, but often leaving the tools necessary to scale collaboration behind. Kersten argues we are now on the cusp of a new phase in the evolution of ALM, being driven by a new breed of tools that successful open source communities have created to support their own collaboration. This keynote will outline how the recent developments in open source collaboration sets the stage to build and improve on Agile principals and how this trend is transforming other areas of knowledge work connected to software development, and beyond. To see the full abstract please visit: ( http://jax.de/wjax2010/keynotes/).

Additionally, Kersten will be giving a session scheduled for Thursday, November 18, titled The rebirth of Mylyn: Eclipse, Agile and ALM.  This session will focus on the new tools now available and coming soon to developers, architects and development managers who are looking to maximize productivity and accountability in a world where development efforts are growing increasingly complex.

For more information about Tasktop, its products and services within Germany and the region please contact Sigrid Haberkorn at Email Contact or stop by the Tasktop booth at W-JAX.

About Tasktop Technologies

Tasktop Technologies is the company behind the Eclipse Mylyn ALM integration framework and its revolutionary task-focused interface technology. The task-focused interface is proven to make developers more productive by showing only the relevant information for each task, dramatically reducing search time and facilitating multitasking. Tasktop Enterprise is the company's enterprise-ready product based on Mylyn, with task-focused support for web browsing, time tracking, documents, email and calendars. Tasktop Technologies also provides consulting, connector development services and training to the growing number of companies adopting the task-focused paradigm and tools. For more information please visit www.tasktop.com.

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