Atlassian Increases Investments For Agile Software Development Releases GreenHopper 4.2, Launches Agile Software Development Microsite And Joins Agile Alliance
on: December 16, 2009, 8:35 am
Sydney, Australia and San Francisco, CA - December 16, 2009 - Atlassian, a global developer of popular agile tools for agile software development, announced today that they have become a corporate member of the Agile Alliance, an online community that supports the values and principals of the Agile Manifesto.
Participation in the Agile Alliance follows the launch of Atlassian's agile development microsite, "Agile @ Atlassian." The site features video interviews with several of Atlassian's engineers and product managers as they discuss agile software development, pair programming, software testing, code review and more. Agile software development refers to a group of pragmatic software development methodologies based on iterative development. In agile development requirements and solutions evolve less through planning and more through frequent interactions between collaborative self-organizing cross-functional development teams and a customer. Unlike traditional approaches aimed at delivering a large application at the end of a long project, agile software development focuses on keeping code simple, testing often, and rapidly delivering working software to the customer, enabling the gathering of customer feedback at the earliest possible opportunity throughout the entire life of the project.
Atlassian develops agile tools that help software engineers develop in collaborative improve software quality, and promote best practices. Atlassian recently released version 4.2 of GreenHopper, a plugin for JIRA that provides agile project management to simplify sprint planning and task tracking for a team. GreenHopper adds support for popular agile methodologies including Scrum and Kanban, enabling users to easily plan and manage short iterations, constrain the amount of work that can be allocated to any stage of a workflow and measure lead time for projects.
Atlassian has also recently participated in a number of agile events, including Agile 2009 in Chicago, Agile Australia 2009, and the Agile World Tour. For more information, visit Agile @ Atlassian or Atlassian's agile blog series.
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