If you are big on agile development, then you probably know who CollabNet is. We've mentioned the ALM (application lifecycle management) solution provider before when they came out with a Visual Studio supported version of their desktop offering.
And while we don't cover a lot of agile development news, CollabNet's acquisition of Danube, a provider of Scrum project management seems worth a mention.
Of course the terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but CollabNet says it positions them very well in the agile ALM market. Together they provide scrum focused services and project management in addition to lifecycle management for software development.
“CollabNet has pioneered new methods of software development since its inception, ranging from the introduction of Subversion, aimed at helping distributed teams collaborate on their code assets, all the way to the introduction of enterprise ALM platforms, enabling all development stakeholders to collaborate in the Cloud, regardless of location. CollabNet’s acquisition of Danube is the next step in our continued leadership in changing the way that software is built,” said Bill Portelli, chief executive officer, CollabNet.
Developing applications has become more difficult with the need to get things out faster and with less bugs and issues in order to be competitive. That's why agile development has become so popular.
There are plans to integrate CollabNet's TeamForge product and Danube's ScrumWorks for Agile. If you want to know how and see the products in use, there's a webinar on March 16 that should provide you all the details.