Tool Shop: CollabNet

Will Kelly

CollabNet updates its TeamForge platform and ScrumWorks project management application, focusing on scaling agile to the enterprise through flexible reporting, ease of use and other enhancements.

It’s no secret that Agile practices haven’t scaled much beyond the project team. This adds to a fair share of uncertainty about extending Agile practices across an entire enterprise. Now CollabNet is addressing the challenge with a number of new features in recent updates to TeamForge Pro, its agile development platform and ScrumWorks Pro, its Agile Project Management (APM) application.

Both updates aim to bring better visibility, reporting and flexible tools to scale agile development and project management practices from the project team to the wider organization.

TeamForge 6.1

While CollabNet bills TeamForge 6.1 as an Agile development platform, it includes new and improved governance tools to aid project managers charged with overseeing multiple Agile development projects. There is good mix of improved usability and flexibility in TeamForge 6.1 that can be helpful to project managers looking to achieve better governance over their Agile development projects. It also helps the platform rise to the challenge of placing reporting, tools and technology around the traditionally paper- and whiteboard-driven processes that surround Agile development. This sort …

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