SOURCE: Pegasystems Inc.

Pegasystems Inc.

October 27, 2009 09:58 ET

Pegasystems Merges Agile Methodology With Business Process Management

The Only BPM Offering to Bring Proven, Agile Methodology Into Business-Driven Solutions

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwire - October 27, 2009) - Pegasystems Inc., (NASDAQ: PEGA), the leader in Business Process Management (BPM) software solutions, today announced new enhancements to the company's Project Management Framework (PMF), which enables users of its SmartBPM® solutions to let business priorities govern and drive best practices in BPM projects, and facilitate faster time-to-market in rolling out new BPM deployments.

The Pegasystems PMF also adds out-of-the-box support for organizations that utilize Scrum, agile development methodology on projects. This capability supports Pegasystems' BPM methodology to bolster business transformation projects from requirements through deployment, with tools for directly capturing business objectives, model-driven architecture, project management and testing, localization and accessibility, and optimization and health management.

The Pegasystems Project Management Framework is currently available. For more information, please visit www.pega.com/Products/project-management.asp.

Highlights / Key Facts:

  • Manages projects small and large, from individual tasks to project suites -- Handle all the project elements for a managed, successful project -- from inception to deployment
  • Project templates provide out-of-the-box support for Scrum and agile methods on SmartBPM and other projects -- Use agile methods for faster delivery, feedback and accurate tracking for the entire project
  • Provides complete reporting on projects, tasks, and work progress -- Always have an up-to-date view of project status with no unpleasant surprises
  • Closes loops with business objectives -- the benefit of using Scrum methodology in a model-driven environment is that no one needs to write software code. This also means a seamless environment for real-time changes, requirements, testing, and deployment

Supporting Quotes:

David Vidoni, Director of Product Management at Pegasystems:

"Our new Project Management Framework provides effective tools to manage and monitor projects in real-time. Clients are looking for solutions that match up to the ways in which they work, and our new framework delivers such capabilities while enabling them to manage all aspects of a project, from its inception through deployment."

Stephen Zisk, BPM Product Marketing Manager at Pegasystems:

"The Project Management Framework will provide Pegasystems' customers with a better way to manage SmartBPM and other agile projects for quick turnaround and a higher demonstrated return on investment. We have seen a large number of organizations gravitate towards the Scrum methodology, and as a result we have added support for how clients are working with our solutions."

David Norton, Research Director at Gartner:

"Agile and iterative principles are no longer the reserve of application development. Principles of collaboration, short cycles, engaged business, and empowered teams are just as applicable to BPM as they are to cutting code. The next generation of agile methods will have greater emphases on abstraction for process orchestration and services assembly at an enterprise level."

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About Pegasystems
Pegasystems, the leader in Business Process Management, provides software to drive revenue growth, productivity and agility for the world's most sophisticated organizations. Customers use our award-winning SmartBPM® suite to improve customer service, reach new markets and boost operational effectiveness.

Our patented SmartBPM technology makes enterprise applications easy to build and change by directly capturing business objectives and eliminating manual programming. SmartBPM unifies business rules and processes into composite applications that leverage existing systems -- empowering businesspeople and IT staff to Build for Change, deliver value quickly and outperform their competitors.

Pegasystems' suite is complemented by best-practice frameworks designed for leaders in financial services, insurance, healthcare, government, life sciences, communications, manufacturing and other industries.

Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, Pegasystems has offices in North America, Europe and Asia. Visit us at www.pega.com.

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Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Brian Callahan
    Pegasystems
    Email Contact
    (617) 866-6364
    Twitter: @pegasystems

    Erica Burns
    PAN Communications
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    (978) 474-1900

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