ThoughtWorks Studios Latest Version of Mingle Helps Speed Enterprise Adoption of Agile Software Development
Deep, rich instructional Help features and historical reporting help IT organizations ramp Agile adoption
SAN FRANCISCO – Aug. 18, 2010 — ThoughtWorks Studios , a global leader of Agile ALM solutions, today announced Mingle® 3.2, the latest version of its Agile project management solution. New features include rich, searchable Help content for adopting Agile best practices, powerful daily historical reporting capabilities and new plugins for creating SCM (Source Control Management) integrations with Mingle. This latest version of Mingle will help enterprise customers speed adoption of Agile methods and improve the return on investment (ROI) from Agile programs.
“In response to growing demand of our Adaptive ALM solution within large organizations and those seeking enterprise-wide roll out, this release further enables our customers to accelerate and realize the benefits of Agile,” said Chad Wathington, vice president of product development for ThoughtWorks Studios. “With more than 10 years of experience implementing hundreds for Agile projects, we understand what it takes to help organizations successfully adopt Agile. This new release includes the content, reporting and integration features that will help customers better succeed with enterprise roll-outs of Agile methods.”
Mingle is the Agile project management component of ThoughtWorks Studios’ Adaptive ALM™, a complete Agile ALM solution that includes Twist® (Agile test automation) and Go® (Agile release management). Mingle is the only Agile ALM solution architected from the ground-up to provide real time quality metrics within and across projects, and team collaboration capabilities that bridge the gap between business stakeholders, project managers, program managers, development teams and IT operations to help them deliver higher-quality software faster.
New Features in Mingle 3.2 include:
- Rich Help Content Embedded – new instructional videos and Help content allow users to gain a better understanding of common Agile concepts and best practices while using Mingle. This enriched and deeper Help extends beyond basic feature descriptions, providing detailed explanations and instructional videos on setting up projects and team activities, such as retrospectives and stand-ups, prioritizing, estimation and planning, workflows, story, defect and feature tracking, reporting and much more. Additionally, in-context Help provides visual cues about what users are seeing on a particular screen and what they can accomplish in that view.
- Daily Historical Reporting – new Daily History Chart capabilities extend reporting to include a project’s automatically-generated historical data. It allows users to objectively report on and track any card data over time. Reports can be created, such as burn-up and burn-down charts that show changes in scope and work completed during a specific time period that are based on actual historical data.
- Mingle Help with Google® Site Search – users of Mingle online Help can find content faster using Google’s powerful site search engine.
- Mingle SCM plugin open sourced – ThoughtWorks Studios has documented the API for building new SCM (Source Control Management systems) integrations with Mingle; and open sourced the code for the existing Mingle-to-Mercurial plugin to serve as a reference implementation. The code and documentation that shows how to write an SCM plugin for Mingle are now available via the Mingle Community website at (http://community.thoughtworks.com/posts/4e2debf8a5). Developers are encouraged to share integrations in the Mingle Add-ons and Extras space on the community site.
For more information on Mingle 3.2 please visit (http://community.thoughtworks.com/posts/228de2f87c)
About ThoughtWorks Studios:
ThoughtWorks Studios is the global leader in Agile ALM tools and training. A division of ThoughtWorks®, the pioneer in Agile development and best-practices, it offers the only holistic, fully integrated delivery lifecycle platform designed exclusively for sustainable, enterprise-wide Agile ALM success. Based on ThoughtWorks ground-breaking experience and commitment to software excellence, Adaptive ALM™ helps organizations manage all aspects of the software development lifecycle – from requirements definition and portfolio management to test automation, quality assurance and release management. The company also provides in-depth training courses that cover all facets of Agile ALM through its Agile Workshops series. Customers include 3M, Barclays, BBC, eBay, Honeywell, McGraw-Hill, Rackspace and Vodafone. ThoughtWorks Studios is headquartered in San Francisco and Bangalore, with offices in London and select cities in Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information, please visit: www.thoughtworks-studios.com.