Atlassian, the vendor of the JIRA tool, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AgileCraft, a provider of enterprise agile planning software. AgileCraft helps enterprise organizations build and manage a ‘master plan’ of their most strategic projects and workstreams. AgileCraft helps enterprise organizations build and manage a ‘master plan’ of their most strategic projects and workstreams. The price of this acquisition for Atlassian is valued at approximately $166 million, comprising approximately $154 million in cash and the remainder in Atlassian restricted shares.
Industry News on Scrum and Agile Software Development Project Management
ZenHub project management tool for software development teams using GitHub has released a new Agile reporting suite aimed at enterprise software teams looking to optimize their development lifecycle. ZenHub has created a reporting suite that includes Release Reports, Velocity Charts, Burndown Charts, Cumulative Flow Diagrams, and now Control Point Charting.
CollabNet VersionOne has announced the latest release of its product suite that includes VersionOne. This release provides new capabilities to VersionOne for Agile Management, Continuum for DevOps and TeamForge for secure development and CI that support Value Stream Management to better align business objectives with software innovation.
Scrum.org has announced its new Professional Scrum with User Experience™ (PSU) training course. PSU is a 2-day hands-on course where students with some Scrum experience learn how to integrate modern User Experience (UX) and design practices into their way of working in Scrum.
Agile Alliance has announced that it will be the host sponsor of Agile India 2019, the largest international premier conference on Agile and Lean Software Development methods in Asia. The annual event, scheduled for March 17 – 24 in Bengaluru, India, brings together Executives, Managers, Developers, Consultants, Product Owners, Business Analysts, Testers, Usability and Product Designers, Academics, and more to learn from world-class experts and practice their craft together.
Digité has announced the launch of SwiftEnterprise 5.0, their new AI-driven product for Enterprise Project Intelligence. Digité Co-founder and CEO, AV Sridhar, said, “With SwiftEnterprise 5.0, we have launched Digité as a provider of Enterprise Project Intelligence to help organizations accelerate their Lean/ Agile and Digital Transformation initiatives. Digité has been at the forefront of Lean/ Agile development and management solutions, providing rich insight with data-driven predictive analytics to technology organizations. With AI and Machine Learning gaining ground in enterprises, SwiftEnterprise 5.0 and all our other products now leverage AI and ML to provide new and hitherto unexplored insights into project teams and management about their project delivery performance.”
The Scrum Alliance has announced its 2019 Board of Directors members. The members of the 2019 Scrum Alliance Board of Directors are Eric Engelmann, Deborah Nugent, John Doyle, Zuzana Sochova, Sohrab Salimi, Michael Meissner, Marjan Pouran, and Andy Deitsch. As the Chief Product Owner, Howard Sublett will remain on the board.