AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AgileCraft, the innovative provider of software for scaling agile to the enterprise, announced today an aggregator partner agreement with Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider. The companies will work together to help government agencies transparently link strategy to execution, maximize operational efficiency and ensure IT governance when planning, managing and delivering software solutions.
As software has continued to play an increasingly important role in every major federal, state and local government organization, the use of agile methods and tools for software development has also intensified. Government agencies that are adopting agile methodologies face new challenges around aligning enterprises, portfolios and programs with agile teams, while simultaneously providing key stakeholders with the real-time visibility necessary to make fact-based decisions. Fully supporting all four of these levels of agile at scale, AgileCraft’s platform enables organizations to realize the full potential of agile frameworks including Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®), Large Scale Scrum (LeSS) and Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD), and methods including Lean/Kanban, SCRUM and XP. In addition, AgileCraft uniquely enables integration with existing team tools such as Jira, TFS, TeamForge, Rally, RTC and others, allowing organizations to scale agile without disrupting productive teams.
“AgileCraft’s industry-leading platform is easy to deploy and supports large scale agile development programs and teams, managing the entire process across the enterprise,” said Natalie Gregory, Vice President of Open Source solutions at Carahsoft. “The result for customers is better software - delivered on time and on budget – with clear visibility and trace-ability from start to finish. We’re pleased to be able to offer AgileCraft’s solution to our partner ecosystem and the government market.”
“As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many best-of-breed technology companies, supporting an extensive ecosystem of software manufacturers, resellers and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value,” said Steve Elliott, CEO of AgileCraft. “Under the terms of this partnership, Carahsoft will be a key point of sale and distribution for AgileCraft, providing proactive marketing and sales activities to drive demand for AgileCraft’s solutions in the public sector market.”
Built from the top down to support agile at scale, the AgileCraft platform helps align entire organizations around common goals and objectives while providing actionable views and metrics to everyone touching the technology product lifecycle.
AgileCraft is unique in the market because:
- Top-Down Flow – AgileCraft was built from the top down to support enterprise agile at scale. Everyone from executives to engineers can use AgileCraft to optimize software delivery results.
- Real-Time Transparency – AgileCraft provides real-time data to enable and align strategic planning, analysis, forecasting and execution across enterprises, portfolios, programs and teams.
- Dynamic – AgileCraft is the only platform that can blend collaborative team methods such as SCRUM, XP and Lean and blend scaled methods including SAFe, Scaled Scrum, DAD and Waterfall at the portfolio level. In addition, multiple tools and delivery cadences can be blended across complex organizational structures.
- Integration-Ready – AgileCraft allows customers to keep tools like Atlassian JIRA, Collabnet TeamForge, Microsoft TFS, Rally, HP Agile, IBM Rational Team Concert, VersionOne and others in place for teams while seamlessly providing unified strategy, portfolio and program management.
To learn more about scaling agile to the federal enterprise with the AgileCraft Platform, register for a one-hour complimentary webcast featuring a product overview and technical deep dive to be held on May 13, 2015.
AgileCraft® delivers the most comprehensive software solution available for scaling agile to the enterprise. AgileCraft transforms the way organizations enable and manage agile productivity across their enterprise, portfolios, programs and teams by aligning business strategy with technical execution. The AgileCraft platform combines sophisticated planning, analysis, forecasting and visualization with robust, multi-level collaboration and management. Designed to be open, the AgileCraft platform compliments and extends existing agile tools, methods and processes and can be deployed through the cloud or on premise. AgileCraft customers get the best agile solution on the market and benefit from a platform that is specifically designed to scale enterprise wide. For more information, please visit www.agilecraft.com. Follow AgileCraft on Twitter. Like AgileCraft on Facebook. Connect with AgileCraft on LinkedIn.
Carahsoft Technology Corporation is the trusted Government IT solutions provider. As a top-ranked GSA Schedule Contract holder, Carahsoft serves as the master government aggregator for many of its best-of-breed vendors, supporting an extensive ecosystem of manufacturers, resellers, and consulting partners committed to helping government agencies select and implement the best solution at the best possible value. Visit us at www.carahsoft.com.