Integration between FeaturePlan and Rally helps product managers accelerate the delivery of market-driven software
Montreal, QC and Boulder, CO – November 8, 2007 – Ryma Technology Solutions, Inc., the creators of FeaturePlan™, the leading product management solution, and Rally Software Development Corp.®, the leading on-demand provider of Agile software lifecycle management solutions, today announced a joint development effort to integrate FeaturePlan and Rally. The integration will enable product managers to seamlessly manage market-driven software requirements across their product management and Agile project management tools.
“Iterative development helps removes the uncertainty from innovation and requires even stronger alignment with customer and market requirements to be sustainable,” said Rene Bellei, Chief Executive Officer and President of Ryma. “The integration between FeaturePlan and Rally leverages this correlation to deliver expected business value in every release."
The integration between FeaturePlan and Rally leverages Rally as a central hub of information for product management and development teams to seamlessly deliver market-driven software. As product managers capture market requirements in FeaturePlan, they can quickly populate them into development release backlogs in Rally. In addition, real-time requirement status in Rally is now displayed in FeaturePlan to provide product managers complete visibility into the status of their release.
"Because both Rally and Ryma have robust APIs, it was possible for us to respond quickly to the market demand with a solution that allows product managers and developers to use their own tools while automatically bridging the gaps of communication between them," said Robin Lowry, VP Product Management at Ryma.
"As Rally evolves with more integrations, we serve as a central hub of information for teams as they connect their favorite tools to better communicate across the enterprise," said Ryan Martens, Rally's founder and CTO. "Our integration with FeaturePlan delivers on this vision by giving product managers a way to bridge requirements management and project management to accelerate the delivery of market-driven software."
From an initial pilot project to enterprise rollout, Rally helps companies successfully adopt and scale Agile software development practices. Rally's family of Agile life cycle management products, which received the software industry's top honor of back-to-back Jolt Product Excellence awards in 2006 and 2007, map an incremental road to Agile adoption. In addition, the company's world-renowned coaching services help mentor teams to create internal Agile experts. Over 50 percent of the world's leading software-driven companies currently use Rally, and Rally's tools have supported its customers in more than 6,500 Agile releases. For more information, visit www.rallydev.com
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Ryma Technology Solutions is a company that delivers requirements management solutions for Product Management through its flagship product, FeaturePlan. FeaturePlan is based on the industry-standard product management framework from Pragmatic Marketing® and uses a best practices approach to collect and organize market inputs for product management and strategic innovation. FeaturePlan is used worldwide by leading organizations such as Reuters, Autodesk and Trend Micro to gather and analyze market requirements, instantly generate fact-based documents and roadmaps, and support strategic business-critical decisions throughout the enterprise. For more information, please visit www.rymatech.com.