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CollabNet Acquires Danube

Scrum provides the methodology, CollabNet the cloud computing tools used by far-flung development teams

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Cloud Computing Journal - CollabNet, the Agile application lifecycle management (Agile ALM) maven, has acquired Danube Technologies and its Scrum-based project management solutions on undisclosed terms.

Scrum provides the methodology, CollabNet the cloud-based tools used by far-flung development teams.

According to the Computer Desktop Encyclopedia, Scrum, actually a rugby term, is based on a Sprint, a 30-day period for delivering a working part of the system. Each Sprint starts with a two- or three-hour planning session that includes the customer, the facilitator and the cross-functional team. The customer describes the highest priority in the backlog, and when the team agrees on how much of it to do, it's left alone to do it. To keep the team synchronized, there's a 15-minute meeting every day.

Danube peddles ScrumWorks Pro software for Agile project and program management and provides training, certification, coaching and consulting services to organizations implementing Agile.

CollabNet says Danube will enable it to help customers "adopt, implement, and scale Agile software development programs, especially distributed teams that wish to collaborate and leverage knowledge across the entire enterprise."

ScrumWorks will continue to be available as a standalone product and integrated with CollabNet's TeamForge flagship and its distribution of the Subversion version control widgetry later this year.

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