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.
Agile Prague Conference will take place in September 2019 in the Czech Republic. This conference is building a unique collaborative environment where participants not only listen to the speakers but are encouraged to approach them and have a conversation together. The theme of the AgilePrague Conference 2018 is “Agile Journey”.
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.
The Agile Alliance is invites leaders in Agile development to answer the Call for Submissions (Speakers / Papers) for the Agile2019 conference that will take place August 5 – 9 in Washington, D.C. The deadline for new session proposals is January 26, 2019.