VersionOne Releases Enterprise Management Suite For Agile Software Development

VersionOne Release 6 Simplifies Transition to Agile Development

ATLANTA—(BUSINESS WIRE)—July 18, 2005— VersionOne, LLC, the leading provider of agile software development management solutions, today announced VersionOne Release 6, a next-generation planning and management suite designed to support development teams in larger, more complex project environments. This simple, intuitive management framework streamlines the process of scaling agile and iterative development by providing teams working on multiple development projects with greater flexibility and visibility across the entire organization.

"As agile development continues its rapid adoption in today's leading-edge development organizations, the needs of teams have grown in complexity," said Robert Holler, VersionOne's president & CEO. "Release 6 provides the support for organizationwide agile deployments, while at the same time minimizing the complexity and overhead introduced by traditional software management solutions."

With Release 6, all stakeholders in an organization are presented with a single, consistent project planning, tracking and reporting environment. As a result, all project team members -- developers, project managers, product managers, customers, writers, testers, executives -- can now work together to much more easily coordinate project plans, priorities, progress and responsibilities. Specific capabilities delivered in Release 6 include:

-- Multiple agile methodologies -- Select from pre-defined methodology-specific templates for Extreme Programming (XP), Scrum, DSDM, and AgileUP to best match internal development processes.

-- Executive-level dashboards -- Display flexible, high-level visualizations of progress and status reporting by project, release, team and iteration.

-- Drag-and-drop release, iteration, and team planning -- Easily assign features to schedules and teams using an intuitive, drag-and-drop white-board planning metaphor.

-- Flexible project hierarchy -- Group related projects and associated schedules so that features can be defined in a common repository across projects and then pushed down into sub-projects, releases and/or sub-releases for planning, tracking and reporting.

-- Feature breakdown -- Define features (requirements, user stories, product backlog, etc.) initially at a high level and then break these features down into smaller, more granular features. These features can then be scheduled and tracked independently while retaining a link back to the original high-level feature.

-- Dynamically-defined feature rollups -- Organize features into configurable hierarchies for customized planning and reporting purposes.

The product incorporates all key agile and iterative management practices such as release planning, iteration planning and tracking, task management, test management, and burndown and velocity reporting.

VersionOne Release 6 will be available in September 2005, as both a hosted service and a locally installed solution. Contact VersionOne at 770-752-4111 or sales@versionone.net for pricing information.

About VersionOne

VersionOne provides Web-based lifecycle planning and management applications for rapidly changing development projects. Enabling today's leading agile methodologies, VersionOne streamlines the process of adopting and scaling agile and iterative software development projects throughout an organization. Since 2002, VersionOne has helped hundreds of teams in more than 20 countries around the world discover the simplicity of planning and managing agile and iterative development projects. For more information, visit http://www.versionone.com or call 770-752-4111.



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