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Agile Product Watch: Cloud-Based Management Tools and More

Here's a look at some of the newest Agile-related products hitting the market:

  • CA earlier this month announced CA Agile Vision Team Edition, a cloud-based planning tool that uses Salesforce.com's Force.com platform. It's targeted at companies "seeking to leverage an agile software development process, coordinating effective project and portfolio planning and prioritization," the company said. CA plans to add integration with services such as Salesforce.com's Chatter for social collaboration and its own project and portfolio management product, CA Clarity PPM On Demand.

  • Digite announced that its Agile Project Management solution will be delivered on-demand, joining its software-as-a-service offerings. Its features include: user story and task objects; task definition and progress reporting; a dashboard with burndown charts, velocity reports and other metrics; integrated test and defect management modules; and integrated collaboration tools for components such as wikis, Google Wave, Twitter and e-mail.

  • Telerik recently launched TeamPulse, a suite of Agile management tools targeting the Microsoft .NET platform. The company said it "focuses on addressing agile project management needs on a team-wide rather than individual basis." TeamPulse works with Microsoft's Team Foundation Server to provide real-time analytics data to display the health of Agile projects and up-to-the-minute progress of teams and individuals. Currently in beta, the commercial launch is slated for July.

  • ThoughtWorks Studios has announced Mingle 3.1, the Agile project management component of parent company ThoughtWorks' Adaptive ALM suite. Mingle's new features include: enhancements to Murmurs, its collaboration platform; card-level reporting functions; and usability features that allow increased customization of the user interface such as handling "favorite" Mingle views and improved history filtering and notification alerts. Other components of the Adaptive ALM suite include automated testing and continuous integration and release management.

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David Ramel is the editor of Visual Studio Magazine.

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