SOURCE: Blue Agility

Blue Agility

January 27, 2015 08:32 ET

Blue Agility Partners With Rally to Accelerate Business Transformation and Enterprise-Wide Scaled Agile Adoption

Premier Sales and Services Partnership to Enable Business Transformation With Leading Application Lifecycle Management Solutions and Innovative Knowledge Management Platform

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwired - January 27, 2015) - Blue Agility, an industry leader specializing in large-scale Agile transformations and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) deployments, today announced a partnership with Rally (NYSE: RALY), a leading global provider of enterprise-class software and services solutions to drive business agility. This cooperation aims to team the market-leading strengths of each company in helping enterprise-level organizations adopt and scale Agile software development initiatives in an efficient and successful manner.

Together, Blue Agility and Rally will address the challenges inherent in scaling Agile to larger, enterprise-wide implementations. This includes enabling the creation, management and execution of development plans, providing the capabilities for the capture and transfer of knowledge, implementing best practices and processes, strengthening existing training and coaching services, and achieving long-term sustainability. This partnership will also bring Rally's best-of-breed enterprise Agile software development management platform in synergy with Blue Agility's bluejazz solution, an on-demand knowledge management platform designed to guide organizations through business critical transformations.

"In today's world, software is the crucial element behind every product or service that companies offer. Agile is a tried-and-tested way to develop high-quality software efficiently. Thus, the successful adoption and scaling of Agile is a high-priority for organizations," said Eyal Abukasis, Managing Partner and VP of Sales and Marketing at Blue Agility. "Our partnership with Rally allows us to combine their deep knowledge of the marketplace, Agile expertise, and market-leading Agile ALM solution with Blue Agility's strong services and ALM deployment capabilities, including our bluejazz knowledge platform, to ensure the successful adoption and implementation of scaled Agile practices for our shared clients."

"Scaling introduces a whole set of challenges, as well as opportunities for our clients, and requires a specialized set of tools and expertise that Rally and Blue Agility bring in harmony. The synergy between Blue Agility's bluejazz knowledge platform and the Rally platform will provide a holistic solution that includes not only the right tools and processes, but also the knowledge, best practices and a high degree of customization to the client's specific needs and environment," said Keith Boswell, Director of Business Development at Rally. "The breadth of our alliance with Blue Agility will strengthen our momentum in bringing the benefits of Agile at scale to our clients and help them be successful in bringing their products to market."

About Blue Agility
Blue Agility specializes in large-scale Agile transformations leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools. Blue Agility provides a framework of people, process and technology, enabling the enterprise with continuous delivery capabilities. Leveraging the bluejazz™ technology (2014 Beacon Award), organizations access customized role-based tool usage models, ensuring scalable and sustainable enterprise-wide transformations with end-to-end traceability.

About Rally
Rally Software provides leading software and services solutions that drive agility. Companies work with us to accelerate innovation, improve performance, and respond to evolving customer needs. Rally's SaaS platform transforms the way organizations manage the software development lifecycle by aligning software development and strategic business objectives, facilitating collaboration, and increasing transparency. Rally's consulting and training services apply Agile and Lean approaches to help organizations innovate, lead, adapt, and deliver.

Rally and Rally Software are trademarks or registered trademarks of Rally Software Development Corp. in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.

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