Mingle extensions help Agile development teams collaborate and work more efficiently with existing tools and processes
SAN FRANCISCO, July 12, 2010 ThoughtWorks Studios (www.thoughtworks-studios.com), a global leader in Agile ALM tools and training, today announced a series of extensions for its Mingle® project management platform. The new integrations will help organizations synchronize data within distributed teams onto a common Agile development platform, resulting in better collaboration and visibility among business stakeholders, project managers, development, QA and technical support teams.
³As our enterprise customers adopt Agile they are challenged with a heterogeneous tools environment that prohibits them from fully maximizing existing IT investments. Leveraging Mingle¹s open APIs will make it easier for customers to adopt Mingle as their Agile project management platform and utilize both new and legacy systems,² said Adam Monago, VP of client services for ThoughtWorks Studios. ³We will continue to respond to customer and community input to improve Agile ALM collaboration between globally distributed teams, bringing them more closely together to improve the productivity, visibility and success of Agile programs.²
The new Mingle extensions created and supported by ThoughtWorks Studios are priced separately and available as add-ons to existing Mingle licenses. The new extensions include:
Mingle Connector for JIRA this new integration automatically ties tasks completed in JIRA with Mingle. It provides bi-directional updates between JIRA and Mingle whereby defects, bugs, feature requests and other tasks created within JIRA are tightly integrated into the Agile project management workflow. In combination, organizations using the Mingle Connector for JIRA can manage and prioritize customer requirements through Mingle and gain full visibility and traceability into the status, progress, completion and reporting of issues or feature-requests within each software iteration.
Mingle Card Prioritizer provides product managers and business analysts with the ability to rapidly prioritize lists of epics, features and stories.
Users can group cards into buckets and use drag-and-drop ranking capability to quickly sort a large backlog.
Dependency Tracker gives program and project managers the tools needed to manage functional dependencies within and across projects, providing visual cues to indicate when commitments have been satisfied.
Test Recorder helps QA departments that are using Mingle to manage test cases the ability to capture test results on Mingle cards and report on pass/fail rates without leaving the platform.
Mingle Mercurial Plug-in for distributed Source Control Management (SCM) provides engineers with the power to manage the Mercurial Distributed Source Control Management solution within Mingle.
To request a demo or inquire about pricing for these extensions, please visit (http://www.thoughtworks-studios.com/forms/form/all/unregcall).
About ThoughtWorks Studios
ThoughtWorks Studios is the global leader in Agile ALM tools and training. A division of ThoughtWorks®, the pioneer in Agile development and best-practices, it offers the only holistic, fully integrated set of lifecycle tools designed exclusively for sustainable, enterprise-wide Agile ALM success. Based on ThoughtWorks ground-breaking experience and commitment to software excellence, Adaptive ALM helps organizations manage all aspects of the software development lifecycle from requirements definition and portfolio management to test automation, quality assurance and release management. The company also provides in-depth training courses that cover all facets of Agile ALM through its Agile Workshops series. Customers include 3M, Barclays, BBC, eBay, Honeywell, McGraw-Hill, and Rackspace.
ThoughtWorks Studios is headquartered in San Francisco and Bangalore, with offices in London and select cities in Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information, please visit www.thoughtworks-studios.com.