|By Business Wire||
|August 5, 2008 06:08 AM EDT||
Borland Software Corporation (NASDAQ:BORL) www.borland.com, the global leader in Open Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), today announced Pete Morowski, Borland’s senior vice president of research and development, will give a presentation entitled “Driving Agile Transformation from the Top Down” at the Agile 2008 conference this week. The company will also be showcasing Borland® Management Solutions (BMS), introduced in July 2008 to support enterprises making transitions to more Agile delivery methods.
According to independent analyst firm Forrester, Agile adoption increased 53 percent between 2006 and 2007. Forrester has found that larger enterprises are more likely to adopt Agile than smaller enterprises, and the majority of enterprises that are aware of Agile are interested in adopting it or already planning to adopt it. (Enterprise Agile Adoption in 2007, Forrester Research, February 2008)
“As enterprises embrace Agile practices within complex, heterogeneous environments, communication and visibility become increasingly difficult. For some, it can feel like a loss of control,” said Rick Jackson, Borland’s CMO and senior vice president of corporate strategy. “To realize the benefits – greater cost efficiency, customer responsiveness and a competitive edge – enterprises require new management practices, techniques and tools to guide and manage the organizational shift. Borland brings significant expertise in creating and leveraging the tools that provide the automation, control and measurement to support this type of enterprise transformation.”
Borland’s Agile Journey – An Executive Perspective on Enterprise Transformation
Two years ago, Borland’s executive team made the decision to transition its globally distributed development organization to Agile as part of an effort to reduce development costs, boost efficiency and quality, and introduce more operational oversight. Today, Borland is in “the thick” of its transformation – close to 60 percent of its teams are Agile. Through this transformation, Borland has increased the productivity and morale of its teams, forged deeper relationships with its most valuable customers and has become a more adaptive, responsive and predictable delivery organization.
On Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 9:15 AM ET, Pete Morowski, Borland’s senior vice president of research and development, is scheduled to present “Driving Agile Transformation from the Top Down,” on Agile 2008’s Main Stage (Grand Ballroom West). In this presentation Morowski will share what he’s learned through Borland’s transformation with his peers in corporate IT and ISVs. Morowski will draw on his experiences leading an established, multi-project development organization in an Agile transformation, and help map the territory for other IT executives who may seek to make a similar journey.
Project Management, Execution and Measurement for Agile in the Enterprise
In booth 800, Borland will be demonstrating Borland Management Solutions, three products and a set of service packages that enable customers to better track, measure, predict and improve the performance of their software delivery organizations. Borland’s own Agile development team members will be showcasing Borland TeamFocus®, an enterprise project management and execution environment that supports multiple delivery methods – Agile, waterfall and iterative – and rolls up monitored project progress information across the portfolio of projects. TeamFocus supports enterprises in their transition to more Agile delivery methods by providing visibility, execution, support and progress monitoring.
With customizable role-based views, TeamFocus empowers teams to do work on their terms while giving management real-time visibility into their progress. TeamFocus sits on top of traditional ALM tools, providing Agile teams a familiar environment to plan releases and sprints, manage backlogs and user stories, and collaborate with burndown charts and corkboards.
From an organizational perspective, TeamFocus gives management a “roll up” of all projects so that they have visibility into the status of the entire portfolio – whether it consists of Agile, traditional or a combination of methodologies – without disturbing the progress of the teams. Because TeamFocus links directly to the existing ALM environment to monitor actual day-to-day progress in real time, its dashboards include in-flight metrics that keep teams and management on the same page, without sacrificing production work for reporting overhead.
Borland Management Solutions, including TeamFocus, are expected to be generally available in Fall 2008. To see a demonstration of Borland TeamFocus, visit Borland at booth 800 or click here to see an online demo.
Highlights of Borland’s Activities at Agile 2008
Founded in 1983, Borland (NASDAQ:BORL) is the leading vendor of Open Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solutions – open to customers’ processes, tools and platforms – providing the flexibility to manage, measure and improve the software delivery process. To learn more about maximizing the business value of software, visit http://www.borland.com.
Borland, TeamFocus and all other Borland brand and product names are service marks, trademarks or registered trademarks of Borland Software Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.
Safe Harbor Statement
This release contains “forward-looking statements” as defined under the U.S. Federal Securities Laws, including the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is subject to the safe harbors created by such laws. Forward-looking statements may relate to, but are not limited to, the features available in, and the potential benefits to be derived from, Borland products, solutions and services, and the release dates, plans and market acceptance of such products, solutions and services, including Borland Management Solutions and the Borland Open ALM Framework. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations that involve a number of uncertainties and risks that may cause actual events or results to differ materially. Factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially include, among others, the following: rapid technological change that can adversely affect the demand for Borland products and services, enterprise adoption of Agile, shifts in customer demand, shifts in strategic relationships, delays in Borland’s ability to deliver its products and services, software errors or announcements by competitors. These and other risks may be detailed from time to time in Borland periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its latest Annual Report on Form 10-K and its latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, copies of which may be obtained from www.sec.gov. Borland is under no obligation to update its forward-looking statements. Information contained in our website is not incorporated by reference in, or made part of this press release.
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